Job ID: 2020-11336 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Research and Laboratory
Princeton University’s Department of Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a highly-motivated research specialist position to join a premier research team focused on bacterial pathogens.
The successful candidate will work with the P.I. and other lab members to carry out molecular, genetic, and biochemical, studies of quorum-sensing pathways and their inhibition, protein function, and gene regulation. In addition, the successful candidate will carry out lab managerial tasks related to lab safety, ordering, and databases. This position will require flexible hours for occasional timed course experiments.
Bachelor’s degree with course work in biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology is required. Candidate must have familiarity with basic molecular biology techniques, dose response time-courses, standard biochemical assays, and computer database usage. Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and carry out independent research required. Minimum 3 years’ experience required.
Previous experience with any of the following standard molecular biological techniques is preferred but not necessary: transformations and reporter assays, bacterial genetics, biochemistry, microtiter dish-based assays. Comfort with data analysis and software implementation would also be helpful. Experience evaluating, purchasing and implementing laboratory automation equipment is a plus. Coursework and/or experience in analytical organic chemistry would also be a plus. Master’s degree in biology, microbiology, molecular biology or similar would be ideal for this role.
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Internal Number: 116997399
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