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Texas A&M University Research Assistant in United States

Job Title

Research Assistant


Texas A&M Agrilife Research


Biochemistry & Biophysics

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description


Required Education:

  • B.S. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or closely related field.

Preferred Education:

  • B.S. in Biochemistry

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

  • Conduct research on pharmacokinetics and toxicity studies, in vitro-in vivo correlations, animal models of pathology, cell cultures.

  • Works closely with lab leadership and project managers to properly prepare for and execute assigned pharmacology studies. Be responsible for the physical environment for a group of assigned laboratory animals.

  • Perform routine animal husbandry: cage changing, health monitoring, food/water, breeding. Perform all tasks in accordance to established protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs). Training staff and students in animal procedures.

  • Generate and display the results and interpret their implications.

  • Communicate with Pl and supervisor(s), collaborators within as well as outside TAMU to ensure alignment of expectations within project objectives as well lead, influence, and enlist support to other lab members.

  • Collect tissue, perform necropsies, process and analyze samples, phenotype animals, and perform injections of experimental compounds in various animal models.

  • Conduct literature searches and reviews and continue to update knowledge and develop skills.

  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all findings.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Position is contingent on availability of funding.

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.

As the largest comprehensive agriculture and life sciences program nationally, Texas A&M AgriLife brings together a college and four state agencies within the Texas A&M University System With over 5,000 employees, and a presence in every county across the state, Texas A&M AgriLife is uniquely positioned to improve lives, the environment, and the economy of Texas and the nation through education, research, extension and service.If your goal is the pursuit of excellence and your vision is to make a difference in this world, we invite you to explore our opportunities to discover what a career at Texas A&M AgriLife has to offer you.

Texas A&M AgriLife is comprised of the following Texas A&M University System members:

  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (https://agrilife.tamu.edu/agency/extension-home/)

  • Texas A&M AgriLife Research

  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University (https://agrilife.tamu.edu/agency/college-home/)

  • Texas A&M Forest Service

  • Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (https://agrilife.tamu.edu/agency/tvmdl-home/)

    Texas A&M AgriLife collaborates with Prairie View A&M University, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and West Texas A&M University as well as with other public and private partners.

  • Prospective employee benefits

  • Retirement programs

  • Commitment to inclusive excellence (https://agrilife.tamu.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/)

  • Strategic plan