Research Assistant or Associate: Texas A&M University

Agency
Texas A&M University
Location
College Station, TX
Job Category
Full time Positions
Website
http://hamerlab.tamu.edu
Salary
A competitive salary will be commensurate with experience
Start Date
05/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
04/14/2017
Description
A Research Assistant or Associate position is available in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. The successful candidate will join a research lab with diverse projects studying vector-borne disease systems. Duties will involve molecular diagnostics for mosquito-borne viruses and other pathogens, assistance with lab transmission experiments, mosquito and kissing bug colony care and experiments, and general laboratory and personnel management.
Qualifications
Candidates must have a B.S. in biology, biomedical sciences, genetics, entomology, or related fields. Candidates with higher degrees (M.S. and/or PhD) are also encouraged to apply.

Candidates should demonstrate a good track record of organizational, written, and oral communication skills. The successful candidate must work independently and as an effective member of multidisciplinary collaborative teams and have excellent interpersonal skills with students, other lab personnel, and the public.

The candidate must be proficient at basic computer skills and database management, must have a valid U.S. driver’s license. Preference will be given to candidates with extensive molecular experience such as PCR, qPCR, sequencing, and bioinformatics. Also, experience in a BSL2 laboratory is desirable.

Application review will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The expected start date is flexible with the earliest start being Spring, 2017. The position is available for three years with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and available funds. A competitive salary will be commensurate with experience. The position will be based out of the lab of Dr. Gabriel Hamer in Rm 515 Heep Center, College Station, TX.

Initial application materials consist of a cover letter, CV, statement of interests and career goals, and the names of three references. Materials should be emailed as a single PDF to Gabe Hamer: ghamer@tamu.edu
Contact Person
Gabe Hamer
Contact eMail
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