Research Assistant

Houston, Texas

Texas A&M University

Job Title

Research Assistant


Texas A&M University Health Science Center


Ibt - Cedp - Dashwood

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Houston, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

What we believe

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.

What we want

The Health Science Center (HSC) is looking for a Research Assistant to serve as a member of the laboratory team in the Center for Epigenetics & Disease Prevention. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring their experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting the department in a fast-paced environment. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume environment and be able to apply strong organizational skills while being flexible in their daily routine. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.

Required Education:
  • Appropriate bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to perform all tasks and job responsibilities safety without injury to self and others, in compliance with Texas A&M System and TAMHSC guidelines.
  • Must be literate in the English language and be able to comprehend and follow effectively both written and verbal instructions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills in English.
Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor of Science in Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Experience in analyzing high-throughput, multi-omics data.
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities.
Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to do independent translational research in an area related to computational biology.
  • Strong skills in at least one programming language (Perl, Python, Java, C/C++, or R)
  • Deep knowledge in Genetics, Cancer Biology, immunology/immunotherapy
  • Strong interests to develop computational skills are highly encouraged to apply/discuss the opportunity.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the select, design, and perform experiments including data acquisition and analysis utilizing high-throughput data.
  • Collect, compile and prepares data for computational analysis.
  • Uses computers and laboratory or technical equipment to analyze high-throughput data and multi-omics data, such as single-cell data, RNA-seq, DNA-seq, ChiP-seq, and drug response data, etc.
  • Participate in weekly lab meetings within the center and with other internal and external departments.
  • Participate in joint projects involving faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and technicians.
  • Provide assistance to graduate students and junior lab personnel.
  • Assist with research grant proposals and provide publishable reports for conference and journal presentations.
  • Conduct library research into new approaches, the preparation of tables, graphs, photographs, and figures, and assist in manuscripts and grant proposals, all with the highest ethical standards and levels of rigor and reproducibility.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

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 committed to diversity.

Posted: 01/28/2022