Job ID: 2020-11326 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Research and Laboratory
Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a Research Specialist position to join a laboratory focused on studying host responses to human hepatotropic infections, including hepatitis viruses and flaviviruses. The successful candidate will work with the P.I. and members of the lab to design and perform experiments with a particular focus on the analysis of host responses in humanized mouse models.
Specific duties include but are not limited to laboratory rodent care and handling; maintaining and breeding of transgenic mouse colonies; rodent survival surgeries; in vivo luminescence imaging; quantification of pathogen load; tissue culture and lab maintenance work.
A strong background in science and a bachelor's degree is required. Additional in vivo study experience from coursework and/or internships is a plus. Optimally, the candidate has demonstrated experience with laboratory rodent care and handling. Math and computer proficiency, along with meticulous record keeping is required. Must be highly motivated, a team player, able to work independently, and have excellent written and oral communication skills. The finalist will be required to pass a background check.
Previous experience with animal model systems and/or mammalian tissue culture is preferred but not necessary. A strong background in molecular biology, immunology and/or virology is highly desirable along with the ability to perform advanced mouse work, including colony management, genotyping and rodent surgical procedures. Knowledge of mammalian cell culture and mouse genetics is a plus. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 118925566
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