The job number is R-013301 is under AGRILIFERESEARCH and will be in the Department of Entomology in College Station, TX.
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- Conduct research activities on the molecular mechanisms of hormone signal transduction in arthropods of medical and agricultural importance. Primary focus will be on arthropod physiology, toxicology and molecular biology with emphasis on G-protein coupled receptor functional characterization. Duties will include cloning and functional expression analysis of tick and fire ant G-protein coupled receptors in mammalian cells, RNA interference, histochemistry, quantitative (Real-time PCR), etc.; and supervision of technical staff, graduate and undergraduate students. Opportunity to learn calcium bioluminescence and fluorescence assays.
- Record and analyze data/results; report research through regular oral presentations and published in a timely manner in refereed journals; assist with research grant project reports; and keep abreast of all current literature on subject matter, etc.
Ph.D. in Entomology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Animal Physiology or other closely related field.
Demonstrated research experience/background in molecular biology techniques (including qRT-PCR, cloning, basic microbiology and western blot), experimental design and basic statistical analysis.
Experience with in situ hybridization, histochemistry and/or cellular techniques (tissue culture); manuscript writing experience; and have a peer-reviewed publication record.
Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively use personal computer to communicate, prepare proposals to include cost information on spread sheets as applicable and provide reports of activities; ability to effectively communicate with faculty, students and staff; familiarity with appropriate laboratory, and/or technical equipment; ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others; ability to perform various molecular biology and genetic techniques; ability to analyze data and write reports; and detail oriented, with ability to organize tasks and prioritize work with minimal supervision.
Preferred Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Familiar with the "R" program. Other, see above under preferred experience.
Other Requirements or Other Factors:
Work may require standing/sitting at work bench for extended periods of time; and may require some travel. This is a biosafety level 2 laboratory and all employees will be required to be certified for this level at TAMU.
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