Research Assistant position in The Jones Lab at Texas A&M

Texas A & M University

Job Description: A Research Assistant position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jeff Jones in the Department of Biology at Texas A&M University. The Jones Lab is a new laboratory studying the neural circuits regulating circadian behavioral and physiological outputs in mammals. Major techniques of the laboratory include viral tracing, opto/chemogenetics, in vivo imaging (fiber photometry, miniscope imaging), in vitro imaging (time-lapse bioluminescence and confocal imaging), and circadian behavioral analysis. The primary duties of the Research Assistant will include rodent colony management, viral injections, and other experiments in the lab as needed using a variety of cutting-edge neuroscience approaches. For more information about research in the Jones Lab, visit our website at and/or meet with Dr. Jones at SRBR!

Required Education: BS/BA in Biology, Neuroscience, or related fields

Preferred Experience: Previous research experience in a neuroscience or biology lab is required. Previous experience with systems neuroscience techniques in rodents (virus injection, stereotaxic surgery, etc.), molecular biology, circadian biology (theory, analysis, etc.), and/or animal husbandry (colony maintenance, genotyping, etc.) is strongly preferred.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Candidates with experience in the following techniques are preferred: rodent surgery, virus injection, microscopy, perfusion, cryostat sectioning, immunohistochemistry, brain slice preparation, animal husbandry and genotyping.

Environment: The Jones Lab is in the Biology Department at Texas A&M (, a Tier-One research institution with expansive research facilities, and is part of the Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience ( and the Center for Research on Biological Rhythms ( These programs allow neuroscientists and circadian biologists from a variety of scientific and international backgrounds to collaborate in an enthusiastic, supportive environment. Bryan-College Station, home to Texas A&M University, is a vibrant, dynamic, and rapidly growing community that offers cultural diversity, arts and entertainment, job opportunities, and overall quality of life. Located in the heart of the Houston-Dallas-Austin triangle, the region offers the modern amenities of a big city with a warm, small-town charm, and the community’s low cost of living is advantageous to the student and general populations, making it an ideal place to live.

Miscellaneous: Applicants must submit a completed on-line application including a cover letter describing your research experience and career goals, a resume or CV, and a list of three references that can be contacted to discuss your academic and/or research experience. Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.






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