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Texas A&M University Research Assistant in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Research Assistant

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Vice Pres For Research

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who We Are

The Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society (TIGSS) aims to improve the lives of humans and animals and advance agricultural productivity through genome research. We function as a virtual institute to unite genome scientists with researchers in the field of genomics technology and biooinformatics scientists. The work we do will shape the future of the field of genome sciences and the world. To learn more, visit https://genomics.tamu.edu/.

What We Want

TIGSS is seeking a Research Assistant who will coordinate and run clinical chemistry and phenotype mice for clinical relevant traits; plan and organize pipelines for collecting data; and work with faculty and students to assist in their research studies. We seek to hire a candidate who will support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. The successful candidate will possess an appropriate bachelor’s degree and a minimum of have two years laboratory experience (undergraduate research qualifies as experience); experience with Flow cytometry, histology, and molecular biology; and animal handling experience working with mice. We seek to hire a team player who will promote collaboration and cooperation. If you are looking for your next research opportunity to propel your career, consider this one and apply.

What You Need To Know

Applicants are strongly encouraged to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor). You may upload this information as one document under CV/Resume.

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Appropriate bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years laboratory experience (undergraduate research qualifies as experience)

  • Experience with Flow cytometry, histology, and molecular biology

  • Animal handling experience working with mice

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of laboratory maintenance and equipment

  • Knowledge of computers and computer software related to the position

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

  • Willing to work with laboratory animals

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Experience working with laboratory animals

  • Biological research experience including undergraduate experiences

Preferred Other Factors:

  • Knowledge of laboratory maintenance and equipment

  • Knowledge of computers and computer software related to the position

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

  • Willing to work with laboratory animals

Responsibilities:

  • Research Responsibilities - Performs and analyzes clinical chemistry and molecular biology. This includes flow cytometry, histology, western blot, and blood and urine chemistry assays used to facilitate investigators with their research projects. Research assistant will also be asked to be able to perform phenotyping assays on mice. This includes behavioral, physiological, and biochemical assays used to facilitate investigators with their research projects.

  • Sanitation & Maintenance - Cleans and maintains laboratory equipment

  • Administrative Responsibilities - Orders supplies and maintains detailed records

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Instructions: A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume or upon answering the questionnaire you may attach the documents.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Howdy and thank you for your interest in a career with Texas A&M University. As the flagship campus of The Texas A&M University System, we are located in College Station, Texas with a student population of more than 64,000 and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff.The Spirit of Aggieland is unmistakable. We are a unique American institution, fostering a culture of friendliness, diversity, compassion and respect for one another. Our unique history and rich traditions make Texas A&M special.From our benefits package and professional development opportunities to our retirement programs, Texas A&M is a great place to work. Your path to a great career starts here!Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-5154.

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