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Postdoctoral Research Associate Zarin Lab

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Texas A&M University

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College Station, Texas

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Mon, 21 Dec 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Details Full-time1 hour ago Full Job Description Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate – Zarin 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 What we want The Zarin Lab studies the neural circuits underlying locomotion using Fruit Fly as model organism. The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to this goal by performing perturbation experiments on premotor and motor neurons, performing calcium imaging from neurons and muscles, performing data analysis using MATLAB and/or Python programming languages, preparing manuscripts of research for publication, and participating in the training of students in the laboratory. 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 to be considered for this opportunity. What you need to know COVID-19 information: Texas A & M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process. Required Education: Appropriate PhD in Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics or other related field Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others Strong written and verbal communication skills Preferred Education and Experience: PhD in Biology In-vivo and/or in-vitro work on neurons, experience with in vivo calcium imaging Genome editing (CRISPR technology) , confocal microscopy Quantitative microscopy image analysis, Large-scale analysis of animal behavior Familiarity with optogenetic tools, data analysis using MATLAB and/or Python programming languages Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Data analysis using MATLAB and/or Python programming languages Knowledge of locomotor behaviors and motor neuron disorders Responsibilities: Research Experiments – Conduct research on development and function of sensory-motor circuits in larval Drosophila melanogaster and keep accurate records of experiments and results. Documentation – Writing of manuscripts, preparing figures, and contributing to grant proposals. Training – Train undergraduate and graduate students doing research in the lab Presentation – Present research, present research in lab meeting, journal clubs, and national and international meetings Lab Duties – Maintain a safe working environment, help in maintaining equipment, and ensure BSL1 laboratory requirements. 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. Show full job description Apply Now