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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department BioSciences at Rice
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number P18014
Open Date 08/16/2017
Close Date
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary

Postdoctoral researcher is sought to combine synthetic biology, microbiology, and electrochemistry to understand and control electron transfer in cells and to develop novel bioelectronics.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Concentration / Degree Type

Bioengineering, Biophysics, or related field

Education Preferred

PhD in synthetic biology, microbiology, Biophysics or related area is strongly preferred.

Experience Required No experience required
Type of Experience
Experience Preferred

Experience acquired during the completion of doctoral degree

Skills Required

Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written is required for preparation and presentation of research work as well as writing and evaluation of papers.

Skills Preferred
Physical Demands

Waling, standing for long periods, and/or extended sitting while working with experiments, writing, and recording data.

Requires manual dexterity for pipetting and other aspects of experimental protocols.

Typing reports and manuscripts, data entry, regular computer use.

Moderate lifting (30 pounds), including carrying experimental materials and supplies.

Working Conditions

Typical Synthetic Biology laboratory: may involve working at night or weekends with time sensitive experiments.

Essential functions may require handling of hazardous chemicals including known irritants and carcinogens. These will not pose a hazard provided standard laboratory safety practices are followed.

Essential functions may require using analytic equipment that can be dangerous if not used properly. These will bot pose a special hazard provided standard laboratory safety practices are followed.

Potential travel to conferences for presentation of results and/or posters or papers related to the experiments done.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
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Job Duties

Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Design and carry out experiments in the laboratory, analyze experimental data, formulate conclusions, communicate results and conclusions to the Principal Investigator, and lab members.

Percentage of Time 65
Job Duties

Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Assist with drafting manuscripts for publication, grant reports, and invention disclosures

Percentage of Time 20
Job Duties

Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Present and discuss research findings in lab meetings, with collaborators, and at conferences. Assist the PI in supporting graduate and undergraduate research training.

Percentage of Time 15

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or other doctoral degree in Synthetic Biology, Microbiology, Biophysics or related area is strongly preferred?
    • Yes
    • No