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Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Institution: Rice University
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Duties: The Szablowski Lab for Noninvasive Neuroengineering at Rice University is looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow in the fields of bioengineering and neuroengineering. We offer multidisciplinary training with a high degree of academic freedom in the choice of high-impact projects. Each project is designed to form the basis of an independent research program. Of particular interest is a project to establish a transformative methodology for therapeutic development through mechanism-agnostic high-throughput screening. This project removes the need for in vitro target validation and, if successful, could jump-start a new multidisciplinary field. All candidates are encouraged to apply
Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in Bioengineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, neuroscience, biology, or a closely related field; Experience in any of the following preferred: directed evolution; protein engineering; next-generation and single-cell sequencing; neuroscience; biosensing
   
Text: Skip to Main Content alternate_text_here Home Search Jobs Job Alerts Create Account Log In Help About Rice Annual Security Report Houston: It's Cooler Than You Think Take a Virtual Tour of Rice Rice University Privacy Notice Postdoctoral Research Associate | | Posting Details Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Department Bioengineering Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Requisition Number P21034 Open Date 12/07/2020 Close Date Benefits Eligible Yes Position Summary The Szablowski Lab for Noninvasive Neuroengineering at Rice University is looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow in the fields of bioengineering and neuroengineering. We offer multidisciplinary training with a high degree of academic freedom in the choice of high-impact projects. Each project is designed to form the basis of an independent research program. Of particular interest is a project to establish a transformative methodology for therapeutic development through mechanism-agnostic high-throughput screening. This project removes the need for in vitro target validation and, if successful, could jump-start a new multidisciplinary field. All candidates are encouraged to apply. Many of our projects will have a clear-cut path to clinical translation, taking advantage of our proximity to the country’s biggest medical center. Our department, Rice University’s Department of Bioengineering, is consistently ranked top 10 in the nation with resources and recognition aiding the success of our trainees. The department maintains close ties to nearby medical institutions including Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center. The campus is located in Houston - the fourth largest and one of the most diverse cities in the US that provides affordable living with warm weather all year round. Consistent with the National Research Council’s report, Convergence: Facilitating Transdisciplinary Integration of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Beyond, we are seeking candidates who have demonstrated ability to lead and work in research groups that “… [integrate] the knowledge, tools, and ways of thinking…” from engineering, mathematics, and computational, natural, social and behavioral sciences to solve societal problems using a convergent approach. We seek greater representation of women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans in disciplines in which they have historically been underrepresented; to attract international students from a wider range of countries and backgrounds; to accelerate progress in building a faculty and staff who are diverse in background and thought; and we support an inclusive environment that fosters interaction and understanding within our diverse community. The George R. Brown School of Engineering ranks among the top 20 of undergraduate engineering programs (US News & World Report) and is strongly committed to nurturing the aspirations of faculty, staff and students in an inclusive environment. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Education Required Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate Major/Discipline Bioengineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, neuroscience, biology, or a closely related field Education Preferred Experience Required No experience required. Experience Preferred Candidates with experience in any of the following: - directed evolution - protein engineering - next-generation and single-cell sequencing - neuroscience - biosensing Skills Required - Knowledge of protein engineering methods - Knowledge of the basic concepts of directed evolution - Knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques, including recombinant DNA techniques, protein purification - Ability to work with rodents - Ability to present in group meetings and conferences - Enthusiasm in assisting team members and contributing to a collaborative working environment - Strong record-keeping and computer skills, knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), including lab safety practices - Ability to complete experiments in a timely manner along with other duties, work independently and professionally with minimal supervision and direction - Understanding of manuscript submission and peer review process - Ability to work with rodents or willingness to learn Skills Preferred - Knowledge of basic neuroscience - Knowledge of histology methods Physical Demands - Ability to work with animals and in the experimental work in wet molecular biology lab - Office work with several hours of writing at a time Working Conditions Typical academic office and wet laboratory environment Security Sensitive As defined under the Texas Education Code and Rice Policy No. 425, this position is security sensitive and employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Essential Personnel Position is not considered essential during a campus emergency. Rice University Standard of Civility Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public. Special Instructions to Applicants Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/25154 Essential Functions - Designs experiments and protocols in directed evolution and protein engineering - Performs gene delivery in vivo in rodents - Performs histological analysis of tissues - Researches new paradigms for the development of therapeutics - Documents, analyzes, and maintains research data - Assists with proposal development to obtain research funding - Supports project management and collaboration across institutions or disciplines - Designs and implements research protocols; adapts new procedures, methods or instrumentation relative to research procedures - Provides academic services (ie. teaching classes) to the department as required - Performs all other duties as assigned Applicant Documents Required Documents Cover Letter Resume Optional Documents Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Have you completed all the requirements of a PhD or other doctoral degree in bioengineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, neuroscience, biology or a related field including defense and final submission of thesis? Yes No Will have degree conferred before the start of the appointment 6100 Main, Houston, Texas 77005-1892 | Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1892, Houston, Texas 77251-1892 Return to the Top    Copyright @ PeopleAdmin
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