Postdoctoral Research Associate - Reddy Lab GWI

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

United States

August 20, 2021


Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Reddy Lab GWI


Texas A&M University Health Science Center


Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics

Proposed Minimum Salary

$3,000.00 monthly

Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

What we believe

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

As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.

What we want

We are looking for an individual to join our team. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring an expert level of experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting executives in a fast-paced environment. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume environment and be able to apply strong organizational skills while being flexible in their daily routine. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.

Required Education:

  • Appropriate PhD
  • Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with appropriate laboratory and/or technical equipment
  • Ability to effectively utilize a computer and applicable software to create databases, perform statistical analyses, present data and perform other computer related tasks.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities.
  • Preferred Education:

  • PhD in pharmacology, neuroscience or related biomedical science.
  • Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working with animal EEG studies, data compilation and analysis.
  • Experience working with rodent models, brain surgery, animal care and monitoring.
  • Relevant postdoc working experience in pharmacology lab
  • Experience and expertise in experimental seizure techniques
  • Experience and expertise in behavioral studies and interpretation
  • Experience and expertise in brain histology, pharmacological studies and data compilation
  • Track-record of writing and publishing research manuscripts
  • Experience with lab research compliance such as chemicals and lab animals.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Able to multitask and work cooperatively with others in the team.
  • Knowledge of advanced pharmacology research, epilepsy and GWI studies and analysis.
  • Knowledge of organophosphate neurotoxicity, training, and drug development.
  • Knowledge of research compliance, its implementation and data keeping.
  • Passionate about translational epilepsy neuroscience models.
  • Ability to organize, conduct and report pharmacological studies and experiments.
  • Ability to conduct high-quality, independent research and publish high- impact papers.
  • Ability to work with a team of colleagues and collaborators in implementing project goals.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to train or mentor junior staff in the lab.
  • Expertise in experimental seizure techniques
  • Expertise in behavioral studies and interpretation
  • Expertise in brain histology, pharmacological studies and data compilation
  • Job Responsibilities

  • Plan and perform pharmacology research experiments with advanced methods and techniques in the lab.
  • Develop approaches and scholarly activities including cutting-edge techniques to address translational questions in epilepsy and neuropharmacology. commitment for excellence in performing and analyzing pharmacology research.
  • Development of novel treatments for epilepsy, GWI and OP exposure.
  • Design and perform experiments procedures involving epilepsy and seizure studies.
  • Organize and conduct studies of EEG studies and data monitoring.
  • Design and execute molecular studies, PK and analytical studies in the lab.
  • Responsible for performing survival surgical operations relevant to the project and all tools.
  • Assist and train other members in the lab to execute the research projects.
  • Train students and research staff to perform research studies and compliance issues.
  • Systematic organization of studies and data recording.
  • Prepare and archive of scientific records, sample inventory, and research database.
  • Make presentations of research outcomes at local and national scientific meetings.
  • Write and edits manuscripts related to ongoing projects and completing project progress reports.
  • Assist the PI in gathering relevant material for writing grants and participate in grant writing.
  • Analyze and interpret seizure data and behavioral paradigms.
  • Lab compliance, ordering and inventory of lab materials for research projects.
  • Coordinate and maintain scientific supplies and equipment.
  • Prepare and maintain lab records and study protocols.
  • Communicate with coordinators at college and campus research offices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A &M University 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.

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