Postdoctoral Research Associate
- Texas A&M University
- Location: College Station, TX
- Job Number: 7099606
- Posting Date: May 9, 2022
Job DescriptionOur 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
Welcome to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS). The CVMBS has a robust portfolio of professional, graduate, and undergraduate educational programs. The CVMBS is a center of exciting educational and research experience for the over 550 students in our DVM program, the 2,355 students in our dynamic Biomedical Science Undergraduate Program, and the over 300 outstanding students in our multiple graduate degree programs. We are engaged in educating and preparing our diverse and innovative students to meet the public health and welfare needs of animals, humans, and the environment in the 21st century and beyond. We have a robust research enterprise that focuses on translational research endeavors to address problems effecting animals, humans, and the environment. Our students are involved in high impact research projects throughout the college and across Texas A&M. We're proud of our college, our facilities and our programs, but it's the people that make it all work-we're enormously proud of our faculty, staff, and students.
What we want
Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Sarguru Subash in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. The Subash lab uses genetic, genomic, molecular and cell biology approaches in conjunction with animal models to answer fundamental questions in infection biology. The candidate will investigate host-bacterial pathogen interaction during urinary tract infection, with a special emphasis on the role of copper homeostasis in uropathogen virulence and protection against urinary tract infection. Our publications could be accessed at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Sargurunathan+Subashchandrabose The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in the areas of Microbiology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular/Cellular Biology, or a related discipline with at least one publication as a first-author, and a strong background/technical expertise in microbial pathogenesis and mouse models. 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
Salary: Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire's experience.
Special Note: A cover letter and resume are strongly recommended. You may upload them on the application under the CV/Resume section.
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Appropriate doctoral degree
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Self-motivated and perform as a reliable team member
Strong publication record from dissertation research
Advanced knowledge of bacteriology and host-bacterial pathogen interaction
Comfortable with a range of molecular microbiology and molecular biology techniques and in vivo infection models
Excellent communication, writing, and people skills
Ability to collaborate and synthesize across disciplines
Perform basic functions in a Computer such as utilizing Microsoft Office suite of applications
Ability and willingness to learn and excel in assigned tasks
Eventually gain ability to conduct experiments with minimal supervision
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
Preferred Education and Experience:
PhD in Microbiology, immunology, molecular/cellular biology, or a closely related discipline from an accredited university
Experience with BSL-2 bacterial pathogen research and use of a mouse model
Research Activities - Conduct research as directed by the Principal Investigator of the research team. Under minimal supervision, research tasks include running experiments, assays, and recording results. Culture of bacterial strains and mammalian cells under various test conditions. Under read and follow experimental protocols (may include animal handling, collecting clinical samples). Compile and communicate results to supervisor; follow university safety protocols (may include use of combustibles, biohazards, toxic material, and/or carcinogens). Prepare and operate equipment in experimental procedures (may include centrifuge, pH meter, spectrophotometer, autoclave, electrophoresis unit, analytical balance, etc.). Maintain equipment according to manufacturer and university guidelines; ensure laboratory is prepared for experiments (maintain inventories; maintain sterile conditions as required. Order reagents and laboratory equipment; clean equipment; prepare reagents and culture media). Demonstrate an understanding of acceptable procedures and techniques; recognize problems and suggest solutions. Assist in modifications as directed; provide appropriate written documentation of experiments. Prepare preliminary research progress reports; and summarize test results appropriately.
Data Analysis and Scholarly Activities - Annotate, organize and archive data that is retrievable and could be interpreted by another lab member independently. Analyze data generated from research studies suing appropriate software including Microsoft Excel, and Graphpad Prism. Generate figures and graphs for presentation at scientific meetings and in research publications. Help with writing and editing drafts of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals. Attend research seminars, symposia, meetings and conferences. Read research and review articles from literature to be abreast with latest developments our research area of infectious diseases and host-pathogen interaction. Help train other members of the research team. Perform other duties as assigned.
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In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.
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