Research Assistant - Zarin Lab

College Station, TX

Texas A&M University

Job Title
Research Assistant - Zarin Lab

Texas A&M University


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College Station, Texas

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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

What we want

The Research Assistant will conduct research on the mechanisms by which the sensory-motor circuits develop and generate locomotor behaviors in Drosophila melanogaster (Fruit Fly). The candidate will be responsible for performing data analysis using MATLAB and/or Python programming languages, keeping an accurate laboratory notebook, preparing manuscripts of research for publication, and participating in the training of students in the laboratory, and performing general laboratory duties.

The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

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Required Education and Experience:
  • Appropriate Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Bachelors degree in computational and mathematical biology, genetics, or animal behavior or Masters degree in neuroscience or computational biology
  • Strong background in MATLAB and/or Python programming languages
  • Strong background in Neuroscience and Genetics

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Proficiency working with at least one of the following computer languages: MATLAB, Python, R

  • Designing and executing research experiments and analyzing results
  • General laboratory duties such as purchasing supplies, research equipment maintenance, maintaining a safe working environment
  • Maintaining an accurate laboratory notebook, writing manuscripts, presenting findings, and contributing to grant proposals
  • Collaborating in mentorship and training of grad students and undergrads
  • Other duties as assigned

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, 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 institutions verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institutions procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Texas A & M Posted: 10/20/2021