Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

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  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

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Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate



Texas A&M University Health Science Center



School Of Nursing


Proposed Minimum Salary

$4,583.34 monthly


Job Location

Bryan, Texas


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Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & lived experience s . Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service .


Who we are

As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, Texas A&M Health encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.


What we want

The Texas A&M School of Nursing is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to serve as a member of the School of Nursing team. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume environment and be able to apply strong organizational skills while being flexible in their daily routine. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.


What you need to know

Compensation will be commensurate to the selected hire’s experience

Other Requirements and Factors: This position is funded from grant and/or contract funding which is renewed under the provisions of the grantor of the contract. This position, therefore, is contingent upon continuation of funding of these grants and/or contracts and satisfactory job performance


Required Education:

Appropriate PhD


Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in nursing or health related field

  • Experience with research related to maternal child health and/or child protection

  • Experience working with individuals and communities with different perspectives, talents and identities

  • Experience with grant writing

  • Experience developing manuscripts

  • Experience developing and giving presentations

  • Licenses and Certifications - Advanced research methods

  • Familiarity with research methodology

  • Excellent organizational skills



Under the guidance of the faculty of the Texas A&M School of Nursing, the postdoctoral research associate (postdoc) will carry out research that advances knowledge focused on improving health outcomes for mothers, children, and families. This will include projects focused on addressing disparities in health care access to promote optimal birth outcomes and promote healthy childhood development. Some initiatives might include projects related to family visiting, domestic violence and child maltreatment, and substance use disorder.

As an integral member of this interdisciplinary research team, the postdoc will have opportunities to extend, refine, and enhance skills necessary for professional and career development and will enable the individual to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities.


Presentations and Dissemination:

  • Work closely with assigned faculty members to develop manuscripts and develop/give presentations for scholarly outlets

  • Acquire technical, advanced data analysis, and manuscript/grant writing skills

  • Participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions, and presentations at national meetings

  • Contributes to composition and submission of grants and provide advanced support for publications related to the work of the research team


Research Projects:

  • Assist with writing grants and in the design, implementation, and analysis of research projects aligned with the goals of the HRSA Maternal Health Research Center grant

  • Participate in project planning, interpretation/ evaluation of data, and communication of results

  • Develop new methods and protocols for research and assist with the development of other research projects for the assigned faculty

  • Conducts independent scholarly research and will contribute directly to the overall research goals of the project teams to which they are assigned


Mentorship and Career Development:

  • Mentor and provide direction for students working on assigned faculty projects

  • Opportunities for career development


Why Texas A&M University?

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & lived experiences . Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service .

  • Medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life and AD&D, flexible spending accounts , and long-term disability ins urance with Texas A&M contributing to employee health and basic life premiums

  • 12- 15 days of annual paid holidays

  • Up to eight hours of paid sick leave and at least eight hours of paid vacation each month

  • Automatically enrollment in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas

  • Health and Wellness: Free exercise programs and release time

  • Professional Development: All employees have access to free LinkedIn Learning training, webinars, and limited financial support to attend conferences, workshops, and more

  • Educational release time and tuition assistance for completing a degree while a Texas A&M employee

  • Living Well, a program at Texas A&M that has been built by employees, for employees


Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by the School of Nursing must have all job application data entered and must include the following attachments: resume, cover letter and list of references. Failure to provide all job application data and attachments could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.


All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.


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