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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Rice University in Houston, Texas
Date Posted 01/04/2021
Salary $50,000 - $60,000  USD Per Year
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Center for Theoretical Biological Physics
Full Time/Part Time
Requisition Number
Open Date
Close Date
Benefits Eligible
Position Summary

The Center for Theoretical Biological Physics is actively recruiting recent quantitative science (physics, mathematics, chemistry, etc.) Ph.D. graduates for postdoctoral positions beginning May 15, 2021 or later. We are looking to fill at least one position with postdoctoral candidates well-versed in quantitative science, but also very interested in learning and tackling research problems in the realm of biology and medicine.

Candidate must have Ph.D. or equivalent degree or completed all requirements before beginning position.

Education Required

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate


Any quantitative science, such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, bioengineering, systems biology, etc.

Education Preferred
Experience Required

No experience required

Experience Preferred
  • Strong research background and publication of peer-reviewed papers in academic journals
  • Experience teaching and mentoring undergraduates and grad students in conducting collaborative research
Skills Required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as oral presentation skills
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analyses
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline (dept to clarify specifics)
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to work independently and professionally with minimal supervision and direction
Skills Preferred
Physical Demands

Requires working at a computer for extended periods of time (up to eight hours per day).

Working Conditions
  • Office environment
  • Shared office space
  • Must travel to conferences, nationally and internationally, to present papers and/or to conduct collaborative research
  • Work hours are flexible
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
Essential Functions
  • Documents, analyzes, and maintains research data
  • Assists with proposal development to obtain research funding
  • Mentors, oversees, and/or trains junior research team members
  • Publishes and presents research findings
  • Supports project management and collaboration across institutions or disciplines
  • Designs and implements research protocols; adapts new procedures, methods or instrumentation relative to research procedures
  • Provides academic services (ie. teaching classes) to the department as required
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Publications List
Optional Documents
  • Research Plan (not to exceed six pages including figures)
  • Transcripts
  • Publications
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