Texas A&M University
Proposed Minimum Salary
College Station, Texas
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
Texas A&M University's Department of Chemistry, is a cadre of faculty, staff,
graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, academic advisors, scientific and
technical staff, who have a shared purpose of translating our passion for
chemistry to young scholars at all levels in many scientific fields. The
Business Office strives to support the goals of the faculty, staff and
students in teaching, research and outreach programs, and adheres to the
professional standards and integrity in processing university Business. To
learn more, please visit our website: https:// www. chem.tamu.edu/.
What we want
We are looking for a Research Assistant, to join our progressive department!
This position is crucial for providing skilled, administrative, and managerial
support in research. In addition, this role is responsible for planning and
directing certain phases in a research project. We need an individual who
subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and
Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. We invite you to apply to be
considered for this great opportunity.
What you need to know
Please note: This is a part-time position.
COVID-19 information: Texas A &M University monitors local, state and
federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective
employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information
regarding Texas A&M's COVID-19 response, please visit the University's
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the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness' COVID-19
Appropriate Bachelor's or an equivalent combination of education and
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be detail-oriented and able to successfully organize tasks and
Must be able to problem solve independently.
Must be able to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Must be able to balance priorities.
Demonstrated ability to work professionally and harmoniously with others.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication
with laboratory customers.
Experience creating and documenting standard operating procedures for
Ability to engage in independent literature study to acquire skills and
knowledge needed to complete research projects.
Ability to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair laboratory equipment and
Working knowledge of standard office software applications.
Working knowledge of laboratory automation systems.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
A driver's license is required for travel to and from the Nuclear Science
Center to perform regular work.
This is a physically demanding position that requires moving heavy
cryogenic tanks, compressed-gas cylinders, and lead bricks (up to 50
lb). Prolonged periods of standing and frequent movements between
laboratory rooms are often required during experiments.
Travel required to and from the Nuclear Science Center to perform regular
Preferred Education and Experience:
B.S. in chemistry with demonstrated coursework in nuclear chemistry or
Two years or more of combined experience working in analytical chemistry
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of quality management protocols.
Knowledge and use of databases and scientific software.
Knowledge and experience in working with hand- and power-tools.
Performance of Elemental Analysis in Support of Customer Projects
Plan analyses and discuss measurement challenges in close consultation
with Laboratory Manager.
Receive customer samples and schedule measurements in elemental analysis
Prepare experimental samples, calibrators, and QC materials for analysis.
Perform elemental analyses on customer samples, using the appropriate
techniques and instruments.
Review analysis data and results.
Prepare analysis reports for approval by Laboratory Manager.
Dispose of used samples and/or package used samples for return shipment to
Maintenance of Analytical Instrumentation
Monitor instrument performance data to identify potential problems.
Diagnose and repair malfunctioning instrumentation, as appropriate.
Keep detailed records of maintenance activities.
Notify Laboratory Manager regarding actual or potential instrument
problems in a timely manner.
Assist Laboratory Manager with troubleshooting and repair of
Documenting Laboratory Procedures and Experimental Activities
Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for routine laboratory
Develop and maintain manuals for custom laboratory instrumentation.
Keep detailed records of experimental procedures.
Support of Method Development Research Activities
Assist Laboratory Manager with design and execution of analytical method
Contribute ideas for novel measurement strategies, in line with the focus
of the laboratory.
Collaborate in the preparation of proposals, manuscripts, and oral
Support of Administrative Activities
Maintain organized financial records related to customer projects using
Prepare and submit documents for project-based invoicing.
Controlling Inventories of Laboratory Supplies
Monitor stocks of various laboratory consumables.
Order supplies and research and identify substitutes or alternatives as
Communicate anticipated shortages to Laboratory Manager in a timely
Prepare chemical solutions and solid mixtures for use in analytical
Work with Laboratory Manager to maintain up-to-date asset inventory.
Practicing and Promoting Laboratory Safety and Good Housekeeping
Maintain clean and organized workspaces.
Identify and implement safety best-practices for all hazardous work.
Educate and encourage co-workers and students regarding safety
expectations and requirements.
Develop and document lab-specific safety practices for new or modified
Dispose chemical waste by appropriate means in a timely manner.
Consult with Laboratory Manager and EHS personnel regarding safety
Observe, maintain, and monitor the lab-specific radiological safety
Keep up to date on all required chemical and radiological safety training
Cooperate and assist with safety inspections and audits.
Perform other duties as assigned.
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
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