Postdoctoral Reseach Associate

for Rice University in Houston, TX

Job Description

### Position Information

## Position Summary

The Departments of BioSciences and Earth Science at Rice University are accepting applications for multiple postdoctoral positions in the area of soil microbial processes. We seek excellent candidates with a strong background in soil microbial processes, application of omics techniques in the Earth sciences, and/or synthetic biology. These postdoctoral positions are a unique opportunity for researchers with backgrounds in biology and/or the Earth sciences to become part of a team developing new synthetic biology tools to track microbial dynamics in soils and sediments. For more information, see http://earthscience. rice. edu/biosensors/.

## Education Required

PhD or other Doctoral Degree

## Concentration / Degree Type

Earth sciences, biology or environmental sciences.

## Experience Required

No experience required

## Skills Required

We seek excellent candidates with a strong background in soil microbial processes, application of omics techniques in the Earth sciences, and/or synthetic biology.

## Physical Demands

* Ability to move across campus.

* Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds to move lab supplies.

## Working Conditions

* Occasional late or weekend hours required as dictated by ongoing experiments and laboratory needs.

* The lab can be fast-paced and sometimes stressful due to interruptions that require successful candidate to be multi-tasking.

* Punctuality and regular attendance expected.

* Smoke free environment.

## Security Sensitive

Yes

## Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a letter of research interests, a full CV, and the names of three references. The positions will remain open until filled.

## Quick Link for Posting

http://jobs. rice. edu/postings/5358

## Job Duty Name

Research Activities

## Description of Job Duty

* This person will conduct research in the area of soil microbial processes under the supervision of the PI.

* Performs scientific bench work.

* Demonstrates working knowledge of the relevant scientific literature.

* Communicates the results of scientific research through oral presentations at scientific conferences and written article to be submitted for publication.

* Maintains a harmonious, safe, and efficient work environment.

* Actively works to improve the laboratorys reputation and set of scientific capabilities.

## Percentage of Time

90

## Job Duty Name

Laboratory Interactions

## Description of Job Duty

* Maintains a harmonious, safe, and efficient work environment by training new laboratory members in the correct use of equipment, ordering necessary supplies as needed, and coordinating routine equipment maintenance.

* May supervise undergraduates or graduate students in research.

## Percentage of Time

5

## Job Duty Name

Miscellaneous

## Description of Job Duty

* Other duties as assigned by the PI.

## Percentage of Time

5

*Job Title:* Postdoctoral Reseach Associate

*Department:* Earth Science

*Full Time/Part Time:* Full-Time

*Requisition Number:* P16008

*Open Date:* 09/15/2015

*Benefits Eligible:* Yes

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