Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a highly motivated Research Teaching Specialist V for the department of Emerging Pathogens within the New Jersey Medical School.
The Research Teaching Specialist V, conducts microbiological research activities to explore mechanisms underlying antibiotic lethality in bacterial pathogens.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Microbiological assays involving E. coli and other BSL1 or BSL2 bacteria.
Performs microbiological and molecular biology assays including, not limited to, MICs, antimicrobial-resistance testing, time-kill experiments; DNA/RNA extraction, PCT and RT PCR, genetic cloning; DNA/RNA/protein gel experiments; single cell characterization by microscopy; -OMICs characterization by next-generation sequencing or mass spectrometry; phenotypic characterization by rodent infection models, flow cytometry, plate-based assays.
Assists in the development and testing of new assays including chemical and genetic screens, next-generation sequencing, and/or microscopy.
Works safely in a BSL2 environment, compliant with biosafety protocols.
Assists in laboratory organization, including the ordering and stocking of supplies for laboratory efficiency and cost effectiveness. Submits purchase recommendations, to the Principal Investigator, of equipment and supplies.
Assists the Principal Investigator with the preparation of grant applications and manuscripts.
Assists the Principal Investigator in written and formal presentations to industrial collaborators and funding agencies.
Demonstrates good team spirit and communication skills.
As required, assists in the implementation of the programs and projects in special areas of interest to the department.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant science.
Programming languages and prior experience in systems biology / computational biology / data science / machine learning / bioinformatics techniques desirable.
Previous experience with microscopy, next-generation sequencing, mass spectrometry experiments desirable.
Research experience in microbiological assays with E. coli or other bacterial organisms.
Molecular biology experience in DNA/RNA extraction, PCT and RT PCR, genetic cloning.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Occasional lifting of 20 pounds to a height of 6½ feet.
Must be available to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays when necessary to meet deadlines. Must be willing to work with rodents.
Posting Number: 20ST0911
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 114904
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