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Texas A&M University Postdoctoral Research Associate in United States

Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Texas A&M University Health Science Center


Biomedical Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Dallas, Texas

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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

A part of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Texas A&M School of Dentistry ( in Dallas was founded in 1905 and is a nationally recognized center for oral health sciences education, research, specialized patient care and continuing dental education. 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 School of Dentistry is looking for an Postdoctoral Research Associate to serve in the department of Biomedical Sciences.  We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring an expert level of experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting executives 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.

What you need to know

Proposed Minimum Salary: Commensurate based on selected hire's qualifications.

Work Schedule/Location: This is an on-site role with a typical schedule of Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm.

Cover Letter/Resume: A cover letter and resume will assist us in our review of your application materials.  These can be uploaded on the application under CV/Resume.

Required Education and Experience:

  • PhD degree in Neuroscience. No experience required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong background and skills in slice recording combined with optogenetic manipulation.

  • Good verbal and written English communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently with general supervision, meet deadlines, be detail-oriented and to prioritize tasks.

  • Willingness to work with research animals (mice and rats).

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in neuroscience research.

  • Experience in multidisciplinary research, peer-reviewed research papers.

  • Hands-on experience in pain research.

  • Strong background and skills in slice recording combined with optogenetic manipulation.


  • Research – Pain Model Preparation - Animal model preparation

  • Research- Pain Study - Optogenetic stimulation

  • Non-bench work - Data analysis and manuscript preparation

    Why Texas A&M University?

We are a prestigious university with strong traditions, Core Values, and a community of caring and collaboration. 

  • 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

  • Automatic 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.

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Howdy and thank you for your interest in a career with Texas A&M University. As the flagship campus of The Texas A&M University System, we are located in College Station, Texas with a student population of more than 74,000 and nearly 14,000 faculty and staff.The Spirit of Aggieland is unmistakable. We are a unique American institution, fostering a culture of friendliness, compassion and respect for one another. Our unique history and rich traditions make Texas A&M special.From our benefits package and professional development opportunities to our retirement programs, Texas A&M is a great place to work. Your path to a great career starts here!Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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