Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School is seeking a Visiting Researcher for the Public Health Research Institute. Under direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Visiting Researcher will work on development and validation of a new platform for detection of RNA signatures in single T cells in tuberculosis and translatable for diagnosis and disease staging of other pathologies, including cancer and different cell populations.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
The person will design gene-specific probes for RNA-based FISH assays, measure expression of phenotypic and activation markers in cells and help to develop novel applications of FISH methodology. Optimization experiments aimed at improving each step of the novel technology including design and testing of a new class of specific probes will also be performed. RNA signatures will be determined in isolated cell populations by single-cell RNA seq. This person will compile and present statistical data with appropriate conclusions and recommendations in a regular group meeting with collaborators participating in this project.
Preferences to candidates well experienced in multi-color flow cytometry. Operates basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, scintillation counter, spectrophotometer, light microscope, and/or utilizes laminar flow hood. May also utilize sophisticated instrumentation such as flow cytometer, high pressure liquid chromatograph, affinity chromatography for protein purification, and/or ELISA’s. Operates lab computers for data entry.
Assists PI and postdoctoral fellows in routine laboratory work
Performs simple routine tests and measurements.
Prepares material, specimens and samples for experiments.
Maintains laboratory equipment and supplies. Ensures that equipment is kept in proper storage and readily available.
Maintains records and files.
Helps with data interpretation, writing manuscripts and scientific presentations.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree or equivalent in biological sciences.
Strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, English proficiency, and strong oral and written communication skills are expected.
Candidates with some experience in eukaryotic cell biology and/or basic cellular immunology are strongly preferred.
Posting Number: 19ST3746
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 98868
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