Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 21, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Department Chemistry Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Requisition Number P21016 Open Date 09/21/2020 Close Date Benefits Eligible Yes Position Summary

The Gustavsson Lab in the Department of Chemistry at Rice University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to develop novel single-molecule and super-resolution fluorescence imaging strategies for cellular imaging applications within biophysics and biomedicine. Experience in optics and microscopy is required. More information on the Gustavsson Lab’s research can be found at:

Rice University has an active postdoctoral training community ( ) and features a broad, world-class research community located in close vicinity to the Texas Medical Center.

Education Required

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate


Physics, chemistry, bioengineering, or related field

Education Preferred Experience Required

No experience required

Experience Preferred

- Single-molecule and/or super-resolution imaging and instrumentation development
- Programming
- Microfabrication
- Microfluidics
- Biophysics

Skills Required

- Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection, and analyses within microscopy and cellular imaging
- Knowledge of the concepts and principles in optics and microscopy; Ability to use optics and microscopy equipment and align optical systems
- Knowledge of how to write scholarly papers based on ongoing research and how to submit them to journals for publication
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, oral presentation skills, and a desire to develop these to a high level
- Excellent scientific and numerical skills with meticulous attention to details and accuracy
- Ability to work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment and ability to work independently and professionally with minimal supervision and direction
- Ability to troubleshoot an experiment as necessary; Ability to maintain quality and safety control standards
- Critical thinking, organization and time management skills

Skills Preferred Physical Demands

- Requires manual dexterity for pipetting, aligning optics, and other aspects of experimental protocols
- Requires working at a computer for extended periods of time (up to eight hours per day)
- Moderate lifting and carrying experimental materials and supplies

Working Conditions

- Receive annual safety trainings by the university, and will be supplied with personal protective equipment ( PPE ) as needed
- Shared office space (separate from the lab) and a work laptop
- Occasionally work evenings and/or weekends due to the demands of the research activities

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 Essential Functions

- Develops novel single-molecule and super-resolution fluorescence imaging strategies for cellular imaging applications within biophysics and biomedicine
- Uses optics and microscopy to image cellular structures and measure intracellular dynamics
- Documents, analyzes, and maintains research data, including images, analysis code, and protocols
- Publishes and presents research findings within the fields of microscopy and biophysics
- Mentors, oversees, and/or trains junior research team members
- Assists with lab purchasing
- Supports project management and collaboration across institutions or disciplines
- May monitor research budget
- May assist in the administration of research project
- Provides academic services (ie. teaching classes) to the department as required
- Performs all other duties as assigned

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