A Research Assistant position is available in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. The successful candidate will join a research lab studying diverse vector-borne disease systems. Duties will involve molecular diagnostics for mosquito-borne viruses and other pathogens, mosquito and kissing bug colony care and experiments, and general laboratory management.
Education: 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.
Experience: 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.
Special knowledge, abilities, and skills:
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, including 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 between July and August, 2016. The position is available for one year with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and available funds. Salary range is between $28,000 and $35,000, 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: email@example.com