Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Associate I for the Brain Health Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. This Research Associate I joins a lab that is nationally recognized for research into cognitive functions of noradrenergic and other modulatory brain systems.
Under the direction of the Professor of Psychiatry, the Research Associate I is responsible for the independent conduct of a significant element of a larger research activity, designs and conducts highly specialized technical research.
Performs and supervises a broad range of techniques to include rodent intravenous drug-self administration, and molecular biology experiments including chromatin immunoprecipitation and RT-PCR.
Involved in animal handling and behavioral models as well as experience with biological techniques including electrophysiology and microdialysis techniques, microinjection of pharmacological agents, tissue sectioning and processing.
Operates standard laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, incubators, shaking incubators, and plate readers and ensures that laboratory equipment is maintained in good working order.
Participates in the evaluation of existing procedures suggesting revisions where necessary, and proposing new procedures where required.
Keeps detailed records of procedures and experiments.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD Degree or equivalent in a relevant science plus two (2) years of related research experience.
Must have a strong academic record of independent research with a PhD or MD degree.
A focus on behavioral models of addiction or decision-making preferred.
This is a non-state funded position.
Posting Number: 19ST4333
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 102732
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