Postdoctoral Fellow-Biological Sciences

Employer
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Location
San Antonio TAMUSA
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Job Details

Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-17
Req: R-039014
Job Title

Postdoctoral Fellow-Biological Sciences

Agency

Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Department

Department of Life Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type

Faculty

Job Description

The Department of Life Sciences, in the College of Arts and Sciences, at Texas A&M University-San Antonio invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Biological Sciences. The successful candidate will be trained in the Biological Sciences and be willing to work in a collaborative and fast- paced environment.

The position will be a member of a cohort of five departmental postdoctoral fellows, three of whom are to be hired along with three new research active faculty in the Department of Life Sciences. As part of the inaugural cohort of “Life Science Postdoctoral Fellows”, each fellow will participate in a mentored, guided program of professional development, attend regular journal clubs and lab meetings and receive support and guidance in grant and fellowship writing.

This is a research position in the laboratory of Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Charles M. Watson. The Watson Lab incorporates standard field research techniques, museum collection data, GIS, and controlled laboratory experiments to address questions related to physiological ecology, predator/prey interactions, the evolution of viviparity, and wildlife conservation. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be primarily employed as an effector of the research agenda of the PI. Given the short duration of this initial appointment, a major part of that agenda will be to secure funding for continued employment via the writing of grant proposals pertaining to physiological ecology and the evolution of viviparity in squamates.

This is a term limited position anticipated to start 9/1/2021 with an end date of up to August 31, 2022.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Working with PI to advance research in the laboratory by:

  • Collecting and analyzing data

  • Presenting work at seminars and conferences

  • Writing manuscripts for publication

  • Writing and submitting grant proposals

  • Commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive laboratory culture

  • Mentoring graduate and undergraduate student researchers

  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor

Required Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Biology or equivalent field.

  • Ability to write effectively

  • Understanding of statistical methods and experimental design

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Specific training in physiology and developmental biology

  • Experience with project development and grant writing

  • Experience with molecular techniques

  • Experience with fieldwork

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and statistical applications

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding

  • Knowledge of standard laboratory regulatory procedures, including IACUC, IBC, and IRB practices

  • Maintain updated training and certification in laboratory safety procedures

  • Adheres to Federal, State, and Texas A&M University System procedures, policies, and safety regulations

  • Ability to perform light to moderate physical activity

  • Some evening and weekend work may be required

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please make sure to provide the following documents:

  • Application

  • Resume to include three (3) professional references

  • Cover Letter

For detailed instructions on how to apply for any positions on our website, please use the following link:

http://www.tamusa.edu/humanresources/job-opportunities/index.html

Summary of Employee Benefits

http://www.tamusa.edu/documents/hr/summary-of-employees-benefits-2019.pdf

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made.

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

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.

Organization

TAMUSA pic1Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is a contemporary university that reflects the diverse and heritage-rich community it serves. Founded as the first upper-division institution of higher education in South San Antonio in 2009, A&M-SA today is a comprehensive four-year university offering high-quality, affordable education.

From fall 2008 to fall 2017, enrollment has grown 340 percent. The University currently serves nearly 6,500 students and has graduated more than 8,000 alumni. The student body is 60 percent female and 72 percent Hispanic. Approximately 77 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college.

TAMUSA pic3Since becoming president of A&M-SA in 2015, Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson has forged an audacious strategic plan for the University to fulfill its mission and bring to life its core values while achieving several important goals, including becoming a national model for student and academic success.

Through the University’s 26 undergraduate degrees and 13 graduate degrees, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology. A&M-SA equips students with the knowledge, marketable skills and high-impact educational experiences that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship and lifelong learning.

With unprecedented enrollment growth, small classes, flexible schedules and in-demand degrees, A&M-SA is making the dream of higher education a reality for students in the San Antonio community and beyond.TAMUSA pic2

Fast Facts:

  • A&M-SA offers the lowest undergraduate tuition among four-year universities in San Antonio: $8,216 average cost per year (tuition and fees for spring and fall semesters for 15 credit hours/semester)
  • A&M-SA is a Military EmbracingTM university; 1 in 6 of our students is military connected (veterans, active-duty, spouses or dependents)
  • The National Security Agency (NSA) designated A&M-SA as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through the year 2022. This prestigious designation puts the University among a select group of institutions nationwide meeting rigorous federal standards.
  • 20:1 student to teacher ratio

Accreditation

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404-679-4500 or visit http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of A&M-SA.

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