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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 P18013
Open Date 08/16/2017
Close Date
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary

A postdoctoral position in the Shamoo Lab at Rice University to work on federally funded research projects in antibiotic resistance. A strong publication record in the molecular genetics or biochemistry of antibiotic resistance is desirable.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Concentration / Degree Type
Education Preferred
Experience Required No experience required
Type of Experience
Experience Preferred

One to two years in microbiology or genomics

Skills Required

The candidate should be able to work independently and as apart of a team, plan and perform experiments, analyze data, and communicate results in reports and scientific publications and grant proposals. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to manage research projects, and quickly learning new techniques are also essential.

Skills Preferred
Physical Demands

Walking, standing for long periods, and/or extended sitting while working with experiments.

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

Typing reports, manuscripts, Molecular biology databases, working on computers.

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

Working Conditions

Typical lab research may require working at night and on weekends, especially with time-sensitive experiments. Essential functions may require handling and storage of hazardous chemicals including known irritants and carcinogens. These will not pose a special hazard provided standard laboratory safety practices are followed.

Potential travel to conference for presentations of results and/or posters or papers related to the experiments conducted.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
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Job Duties

Job Duty Name Research
Description of Job Duty

- Experimental evolution of antibiotic resistance followed by genomics analyses and biochemical characterization.

Percentage of Time 85
Job Duty Name Supervision
Description of Job Duty

- Supervision and training of graduate and undergraduate students.

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?
    • Yes
    • No