Research Associate - Keene Lab

Texas A&M University

United States

August 20, 2021

Description

Job Title

Research Associate - Keene Lab

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Biology

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 Department of Biology at Texas A&M University is responsible for research and teaching within the vast disciplines of the biological sciences, from molecular cell biology to ecology and evolutionary biology. Our faculty perform cutting-edge research in a wide array of biological sciences in the laboratory and in the field. Our graduate research programs prepare scientists for careers in academia, industry and government and enhance our understanding of the central role of biological systems in the global environment. Our undergraduate students gain a firm foundation in modern biological sciences to prepare them for a multitude of careers that depend on a solid understanding of biology. To learn more, please visit us at https: // www. bio.tamu.edu/

What we want

The Research Associate will be examining sleep and morphology in F2 surface- cavefish hybrids. They will also be responsible for coordinating activities administered by the research program including purchasing and maintenance of supplies and fish care. 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 for this opportunity.

What you need to know

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 COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness' COVID-19 website .

Required Education and Experience:

  • Appropriate bachelor's Degree
  • 2 years' relevant professional experience
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Genomic extraction, measuring behavior, morphological phenotyping
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
  • Preferred Education and Experience:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in biology or ecology-related field
  • Experience with fish husbandry and behavioral analysis, specifically cavefish
  • Experience in genetic mapping and sleep regulation
  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong organization skills
  • Responsibilities:

  • Research Experiments - Performing research experiments related to aquatic model organisms including cavefish and ciclids.

  • Documentation - Please list job duties. Documenting and maintaining lab notebook and writing manuscripts.

  • Training - Training new personal.

  • Lab Maintenance - Maintaining research fish facilities and all related animal husbandry. Purchasing and maintenance of research supplies and equipment. 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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