Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Bioarchaeology and Genomics (BiG)
Texas A&M University
Proposed Minimum Salary
College Station, Texas
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Who we are
Anthropology, in the College of Liberal Arts, is the study of what it means to
be human in the broadest sense, through an examination of culture and society
(sociocultural and linguistic anthropology), the biology and evolution of
humans and our closest relatives (biological anthropology) and the study of
past human communities and material culture (archaeology). Students develop
an appreciation of the value of physical and cultural differences at the
local, national and global levels, and learn critical thinking skills that
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national or ethnic backgrounds.
What we want
The Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Bioarchaeology and Genomics (BiG)
Laboratory will study ancient DNA from both human and animal remains,
coprolites, and sediment and soil samples. The ideal candidate will be skilled
at working both as an independent researcher and as part of a research team,
with a demonstrated ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others;
experience supervising the work of students is especially valued. The selected
candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion,
Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this job
description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered
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Required Education and Experience:
PhD in Anthropology, Biology, genomics or a related field
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of operation of an ancient DNA lab; extraction of DNA from human
and animal bone, teeth, and tissue; extraction of DNA from compounds
(coprolites, sediments, soil samples); building libraries and preparing
samples for sequencing
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
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Preferred Education and Experience:
PhD in Anthropology focusing in particular on archaeological genomics
Experience working in an ancient DNA lab
Experience in bioinformatics
Experience with Peopling of the Americas research
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A research focus in bioarchaeological genomics and the ability to collect
DNA samples in an archaeological setting are preferred
Experience with Peopling of the Americas research would be an asset, as
would a proven track record of writing and publishing skills
Laboratory Manager - Oversee the day-to-day operations of the BiG
Lab, including equipment operation and maintenance, inventory and ordering
of lab supplies, and supervision of graduate and undergraduate research
students working in the lab.
Research - Participation in research conducted by the faculty in the
Department of Anthropology, leading to research publication and outreach.
Recent and current research projects in the BiG Lab have focused on human
and animal remains (teeth, bone, and soft tissue), coprolites, and
sediment and soil samples.
Grant or contract solicitation - Seeking grant or contract funding to
support research activities. Performs other duties as assigned.
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