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HSC Post Doctoral Rsch Assoc - Liang Lab

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Extended Job Title
HSC Post Doctoral Rsch Assoc - Liang Lab
Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr
Org Level 7
511801 - CPMB Dept Lbk Genl
Position Description
Performs specialized Post Doctoral work in the planning, conducting and/or supervision of original research. Responsible for participating in a research project associated with Ph.D. studies and the interpretation of the results of publication. Work is performed under supervision of graduate faculty members with evaluation based on accomplishment of assigned objectives and overall effectiveness of project. May supervise research and student assistants.
Requisition ID
Travel Required
Up to 25%
Pay Grade Maximum
Major/Essential Functions
A postdoctoral Research Associate position is open in the area of materials chemistry and cancer therapy in the Liang Lab at the School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC).

The Research Associate is expected to perform research projects on Materials Chemistry and Cancer Therapy under the supervision of the Principal Investigator in the planning, conducting, and interpretation of the research findings for publications and project reports. The Research Associate may also collaborate with or supervise graduate and undergraduate students.

Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities. Ability to plan and allocate the workload of employees, providing direct training and supervision as needed. Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions and other outcomes. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with other employees and the public.
Grant Funded?
Pay Grade Minimum
Pay Basis
Work Location
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, or closely related fields.
  • Prior research experience and a track-record of accomplishment in chemical synthesis and characterization, in particular that related in the cancer therapy field is highly welcome.
  • Good fundamental understanding and experimental skills on chemical synthesis. 
  • Knowledge base that requires using a variety of methodologies that include synthesis and characterization of new materials, analytical chromatography, mass spectroscopy, FT-IR and NMR spectroscopy, etc.
  • Ability to use (or be trained to use) analytical lab equipment independently.
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English.

HSC - Lubbock
CPMB Dept Lbk Genl
Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV
Job Type
Full Time
Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website.
Job Group
Research Staff
EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.
Required Qualifications
PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g., D.Sc., M.D.) in area of project specialization.

Knowledge of modern research practices, the methods, resources, and standards thereof.
Does this position work in a research laboratory?
Are select agents used in this laboratory?
Jeanne Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. To view this report, visit the TTUHSC Clery Act website.


TTUHSC operates five schools, multiple online programs and numerous facilities across the state of Texas, with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, and the Permian Basin (Midland & Odessa), in addition to our flagship campus in Lubbock, Texas.

As a university separate from Texas Tech University, we have been entrusted with a singular charge: to teach the next generation of researchers and health care professionals while simultaneously providing world-class patient care to the surrounding communities. We are both an institution of higher learning and a place where real people come for life-saving medical care.

What We Stand For: Inclusion, Vision & Values

Being part of the TTUHSC team means being part of a supportive community that empowers each individual and embraces all cultures, races, backgrounds, abilities and identities. Diversity and Inclusion are not just important—they are essential to our mission and integral to our purpose.

Five core values—One Team, Kindhearted, Integrity, Visionary, Beyond Service⁠—drive everything we do. Through our Values-Based Culture, we are committed to promoting an exceptional, inclusive & equitable workplace.

Our Vision: “Transform health care through innovation and collaboration.” Here, everyone plays a vital role.

Compensation & Benefits

TTUHSC proudly provides many exceptional employee benefits, including a generous compensation package with comprehensive benefits, medical and dental insurance at no charge to the employee, paid time off (vacation, sick leave, and state holidays) and substantial automatic retirement contributions.

Additionally, we invest in employee success by providing many resources designed to support your personal wellness and professional growth, including:

Comprehensive Health Plans and Other Core Insurance
State Retirement Programs and Pension Options
Retiree Insurance for Lifetime Medical Benefits
Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning Programs
Tuition scholarships for employees and their dependents
Leadership and Professional Development Programs
Mental and Physical Wellness Programs
Employee Recognition Programs and Longevity Pay

We are excited for you to consider joining our team at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Nationally-recognized as a "Great College to Work For,” TTUHSC provides so much more than just a job!

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