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Senior Research Associate

Employer
Texas A&M University
Location
College Station, TX
Closing date
Feb 23, 2024

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Job Title

Senior Research Associate

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Biology

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities. Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

Who We Are

The Department of Biology at Texas A&M University is responsible for research and teaching within the vast disciplines of the biological sciences, from molecular cell biology to ecology and evolutionary biology. Our faculty perform cutting-edge research in a wide array of biological sciences in the laboratory and in the field. Our graduate research programs prepare scientists for careers in academia, industry and government and enhance our understanding of the central role of biological systems in the global environment. Our undergraduate students gain a firm foundation in modern biological sciences to prepare them for a multitude of careers that depend on a solid understanding of biology. To learn more, please visit us at https://www.bio.tamu.edu/.

What We Want

The Senior Research Associate will maintain compliance for multi-species colonies in all Biology department vivarium facilities. They will performs administrative duties such as, accounting, purchasing and receiving along with equipment and chemical inventory, and maintaining records, logs, and various required certifications. In addition, this position will prepare for inspections from agencies such as IACUC, AAALAC, and USDA as well as assist with weekly veterinary visits to the facility. They will train all vivarium users and maintain equipment. If this job description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What You Need to Know

Salary Range: Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire's experience.

Required Education and Experience:

* Bachelor's degree in a research related field

* Four years of related professional experience working with animals

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Physical Requirements:

* Must be able to lift, move, and/or carry moderate weighted objects regularly

Preferred Education and Experience:

* Laboratory experience in related research areas

* Animal handling and animal research procedure experience.

* Animal husbandry experience

* Knowledge of TAMU small animal husbandry compliance

* Veterinary technician certification or license; Animal health technician; related small animal certifications

Responsibilities:

* Animal Care Supervisor: Primary contact for maintaining compliance for multi-species research colonies in all Biology department vivarium facilities. Performs supportive administrative duties to maintain research standards. Maintains various required certifications and prepares for inspections from agencies. Assists with weekly veterinary visits to the facility. Performs equipment maintenance. Primary contact for research staff regarding research protocol within the vivarium.

* Supervision/Training: Performs a lead role in hiring, training, and supervision of student research workers. Trains new research personnel and assists regular lab staff in vivarium procedures and safety. Maintains duty rosters to assure coverage for feeding and cleaning of animal rooms.

* ABSL-2 compliance: Prepares and maintains Animal Biological Safety Level - 2 vivarium facilities for the Biology Department.

* CLERICAL DUTIES: Performs clerical duties such as purchasing/receiving items, keeping animal records for USDA and AAALAC, and related inspections and performs other duties as assigned.

Why Texas A&M University?

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities. Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

We are a prestigious university with strong traditions, Core Values, and a community of caring and collaboration.  Amenities associated with a major university, such as sporting and cultural events, state-of-the-art recreation facilities, the Bush Library and Museum, and much more await you.  Experience all that a big city has to offer but with a reasonable cost-of-living and no long commutes.

* Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance with Texas A&M contributing to employee health and basic life premiums

* 12-15 days of annual paid holidays

* Up to eight hours of paid sick leave and at least eight hours of paid vacation each month

* Automatically enrollment in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas

* Health and Wellness: Free exercise programs and release time

* Professional Development: All employees have access to free LinkedIn Learning training, webinars, and limited financial support to attend conferences, workshops, and more

* Employee Tuition Assistance and Educational Release time for completing a degree while a Texas A&M employee

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

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.

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