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JOB:  Research Assistant, Texas A&M University 

Gabriel Hamer Laboratory 
Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University 
Available: Starting Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. 
Opportunity: A full-time Research Assistant position. 
Projects: The successful candidate will assist with multiple projects involving vector and vector-borne disease surveillance and control and SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in captive cervids and wildlife. Current vector-borne disease projects include mosquito surveillance using metagenomics, evaluating kissing bug traps, and evaluating tick trap and control tools. Core duties will involve molecular biology work (RNA/DNA extraction, PCR, qPCR) under BSL-2 conditions, laboratory maintenance such as insect colony care, and opportunities for field work collecting arthropod vectors and biological samples from wildlife. Work in BSL-3 containment with viruses and vectors is possible, depending on the candidate. 
Qualifications: Candidates should have a bachelors degree in biology, entomology, or a related field. This position will be more focused on laboratory activities, and candidates should have strong organizational skills to keep record of the different projects under development in the lab. Candidates will need to work independently and as effective members of multidisciplinary collaborative teams; collaborating with research staff, post-docs, graduate students, and other trainees is expected. Review of applications will begin immediately, and, although start date is flexible, candidates able to start in 2023 or early 2024 will be preferred. 
To Apply: Applicants should e-mail a single document (Word or PDF) containing a cover letter (indicate reason for interest, availability, anticipated start date), resume, and contact information for 2 references to Dr. Gabriel Hamer (gabe.hamer@ag.tamu.edu). Review of applicants will begin immediately. More information about the Gabriel Hamers Lab can be found at: https://hamerlab.tamu.edu/ 
Formal application instructions: 
For internal applicants at Texas A&M University, search Workday career worklet (R-067135). 
External applicants can apply at the following website: