Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA Employment Type:
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R-039080 Job Title
Postdoctoral Fellow-Biological SciencesAgency
Texas A&M University - San AntonioDepartment
Department of Life SciencesProposed Minimum Salary
San Antonio, TexasJob Type
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. Funding for the position is one year, i.e. from 1 September, 2021, to 31 August, 2022.
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 grant-funded position. Grant funded positions are time-limited and are contingent upon sufficient grant funding.
This is a research position. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be primarily employed as an effector of the research agenda of the Primary Investigator (PI), Dr. Ashley Teufel. The Teufel Lab works in the areas of computational evolutionary biology and bioinformatics. Our work largely centers on the development and application of mechanistic models that provide insight into lineage-specific divergence. 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.
Potential research areas include but are not limited to:
Contingency and entrenchment in the evolution of proteins, metabolic pathways, or genomic architecture
The emergence of novel functionality in duplicated and de-novo genes
The relationship between protein flexibility/intrinsic disorder and functional diversification
Co-evolution in protein-protein interfaces, enzymatic interactions, or metabolic pathways
Roles & Responsibilities:
Development of computational/theoretical modeling approaches
Presenting work at group meetings, seminars, and conferences
Writing manuscripts for publication
Writing and submitting grant proposals
Supervises graduate and undergraduate student workers in the research laboratory
Required Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, or equivalent field
Ability to communicate and write effectively
Programming experience in R, Python, or C++
Familiarity with working in a Linux environment
Preferred Education and Experience:
Specific training in evolutionary biology, computer science, or mathematical modeling
Experience with the application of machine learning techniques
Experience with utilizing High Power Computing (HPC) resources
Experience with project development and grant writing
Experience with Overleaf and/or LaTeX
Knowledge of word processing and statistical applications
Excellent written and oral communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive laboratory culture
Ability to perform light to moderate physical activity
Adhere to Federal, State, and Texas A&M University System procedures, policies, and safety regulations
Some evening and weekend work may be required
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