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PostDoctoral Research Associate

Texas A&M University

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PostDoctoral Research Associate


Texas A&M University


Vet Med - Physiology & Pharmacology

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Job Location

College Station, Texas

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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 Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology is the only department of its kind in the State of Texas, and has a rich tradition of excellence in education, research and outreach with an emphasis on both veterinary and human medicine. The department houses the Michael E. DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices, the Reproductive Sciences Center, the Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program and the Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology.

What we want

The Postdoctoral Research Associate is responsible for research activities related to an NIEHS Superfund Project focused on environmental remediation research (soil, water and air) using multicomponent clay-based materials. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If the 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:

  • Appropriate PhD

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform skilled analytical chemistry experiments and provide management support to the laboratory and graduate students

  • Ability to use previously developed laboratory procedures, modify methods from the scientific literature, conduct accurate analysis as required, keep detailed and understandable laboratory records, and operate and troubleshoot a variety of instruments including scanning UV/Visible spectrophotometers, high pressure liquid chromatographs (HPLC), UPLC/MS/MS, and others

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

  • Advanced level of knowledge in analytical chemistry, environmental toxicology, and data management and analysis

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • PhD in materials science, analytical chemistry, civil engineering, environmental health, or a related field

  • Experience in analytical, inorganic and clay chemistry

  • Previous publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Microscopy and performing rodent studies


  • Laboratory research - Independently design, plan, conduct and coordinate in vitro and in vivo experiments; evaluate, select, and apply appropriate research techniques. Keep detailed records of experiments and data. Interpret and report experimental results. Define problems and possible solutions.

  • Computational research - Use computers and appropriate software to perform image quantification, data analysis, statistical analysis, and technical evaluation of research experiments and results. Interpretation of data in the context of toxicology and risk. Molecular modeling. Collaborate with project participants (PI, other postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students) on analysis and interpretation of data. Assist in training less experienced lab members, undergraduate and graduate students in methods and approaches and lab techniques.

  • Reporting and manuscript preparation - Regular reporting on progress and results to PI and other project participants. Summarize results for inclusion in presentations, reports, and scientific publications. Present research results at national or international conferences and workshops. Conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for a particular study. Manuscript writing, and grant writing.

  • Lab management and supervision of other lab personnel - Maintain financial accounts related to research projects. Manage lab supplies and organization. Place orders for chemicals and supplies. Manage, Install, operate and/or repair research equipment. Assist in training and supervision of less experienced lab members, undergraduate and graduate students in methods and approaches used in the research. 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.

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