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Research Scientist
Texas A&M Health Science Center in Bryan, Texas
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Date Posted 08/06/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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.

Job Summary: Work collaboratively with a PhD student and postdoctoral fellow to map DNA replication origins on a genome-wide scale using high throughput DNA sequencing methods and bioinformatic data analysis. Perform functional assays to study the structure and function of replication initiation sites in eukaryotic chromosomes. Strong background in molecular biology preferred. Genetics and biochemistry background desirable. Experiment approaches that you will learn and apply to your research project include bacterial and eukaryotic DNA transformation, PCR, genomic DNA preparation, flow cytometry, pulse labeling of nascent DNA strands, fluorescence microscopy, single molecule DNA fiber analysis, metadata analysis, bioinformatics. Lab duties include ordering, lab safety and maintenance of strain collection.

Required Education:

  • Appropriate Doctorate degree

Required Experience:

  • six years of relevant experience.

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Education:

  • B.S. in Genetics, Biochemistry or a related life science area

Preferred Experience:

  • 1-2 years of relevant professional experience with a strong emphasis on biochemistry, molecular biology or bioinformatics

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills, working knowledge of genetic and molecular biology techniques with focus on nucleic acids

  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities

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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