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Join the Team!
A Research Assistant position is available in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. The successful candidate will join a research lab with diverse projects studying vector-borne disease systems. The principal duty will be to manage the insectary, which contains multiple species of mosquitoes and kissing bugs. Husbandry involves blood feeding using an artificial membrane feeder, changing and cleaning containers, management of insectary related databases, and assistance with multiple experiments. Other duties will involve assisting with processing of mosquitoes for stable isotope analysis, occasional field work collecting arthropod vectors, and other general laboratory and personnel management.
Candidates must have a B.S. in biology, biomedical sciences, genetics, entomology, or related fields. Candidates with higher degrees (M.S. and/or PhD) are also encouraged to apply.
Candidates should demonstrate a good track record of organizational, written, and oral communication skills. The successful candidate must work independently and as an effective member of multidisciplinary collaborative teams and have excellent interpersonal skills with students, other lab personnel, and the public.
Special knowledge, abilities, and skills:
The candidate must be proficient at basic computer skills and database management, must have a valid U.S. driver’s license. Preference will be given to candidates with insectary experience.
Application review will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The expected start date is flexible with the earliest start being Fall, 2017. The position is available for two years with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and available funds. The anticipated salary will be between $28,000 and $32,000, commensurate with experience. The position will be based out of the lab of Dr. Gabriel Hamer in Rm 515 Heep Center, College Station, TX.
Initial application materials consist of a cover letter, CV, statement of interests and career goals, and the names of three references. Materials should be emailed as a single PDF to Gabe Hamer: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am actively recruiting undergraduate students to work in my lab. Students are encouraged to enroll in ENTO 491 to build an independent research project studying vector-borne disease ecology under the supervision of myself or a graduate student. If interested, please contact me and include a resume, list of coursework and grades, and a statement of your research interests.
Students projects in my lab use diverse tools such as field or laboratory experiments, modeling, molecular techniques, and spatial analyses to address broad questions in vector-borne disease ecology. Students interested in joining for Masters or PhD-level research should contact me with a CV, GRE scores, and a statement of your research interests. Applicants are encouraged to apply for external graduate fellowhips (e.g. National Science Foundation or Environmental Protection Agency) and the internal Merit and Diversity Fellowship.
Prospective post-docs should contact me and include a CV and cover letter with your research interests.