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Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Assistant in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Research Assistant

Agency

Texas A&M Agrilife Research

Department

Biochemistry & Biophysics

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Required Education:

B.S. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or closely related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Experience:

None

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of laboratory maintenance and equipment.

Knowledge of computers and computer software related to the position.

Good interpersonal skills, professionalism and competency. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Job Responsibilities

75%: Design, perform and analyze experiments to study the activity of small drug-like molecules on pathogens, like malaria and TB; as well as cancer cells.

Perform pharmacology and toxicity studies with small drug-like molecules

Analyze, interpret and present results

Cloning and expression of proteins of interest. Purification of proteins in sufficient quantity to obtain crystals.

Crystallization of proteins.

20%: Assist with laboratory management of stocks, supplies and equipment.

5%: Other duties as necessary.

GRANT FUNDED POSITION

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.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s premier research and technology development agency in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. Headquartered in College Station, AgriLife Research has a statewide presence, with scientists and research staff on other Texas A&M University System campuses and at the 13 regional Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers. We conduct more than 500 projects each year, with more than $202.5 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015. AgriLife Research helps to improve the productivity, efficiency, and profitability of agriculture. At the same time, we focus on conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-2423​.

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