Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate I for the Center for Advanced Biotechnology & Medicine (CABM) at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The Research Associate I will assist the PI in organizing, directing and conducting research activities in the laboratory. The Research Associate I is responsible for managing biochemistry functions in the laboratory including protein purification, chemical modification of proteins, enzyme assays, and cell culture work.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Utilize methods of protein engineering and chemical modification to develop enzyme variants with improved therapeutic properties.
Responsible for experimental procedures including protein purification using manual and automated instrumentation (e.g. AKTA Pure/Explorer), biochemical and enzymatic colorimetric and fluorometric assays using multiple channel pipets and plate readers, and mammalian cell culture work including transfection.
Performs basic molecular biology techniques including PCR and plasmid construction.
Assists in maintaining and conducting experiments on genetically engineered mouse models of human disease.
Participates in the development of performance standards, selection of methodology and instrumentation and coordination of the analytical, biochemical, physiology and instrumentation functions with research areas to ensure conformance with the goals and objectives of the department.
Conducts a continuous program of research and development regarding the analytical and instrumentation functions of the laboratory, constantly evaluates existing procedures where required to keep methodology and procedures current. Maintains laboratory infrastructure and participates in training of students and staff.
Generates, compiles and presents statistical data with appropriate conclusions, recommendations, etc. pertinent to research activity. Conducts data analysis using various software packages (e.g., Microsoft Excel and Graphpad Prism).
Designs and modifies laboratory equipment to meet unique needs of research activity.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. degree in a relevant science plus two years of related research experience is required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be able to perform data analysis using various software packages (e.g. Microsoft Excel and Graphpad Prism).
Must possess knowledge and experience with molecular biology techniques including PCR and plasmid construction.
Must have experience with protein purification using manual and automated instrumentation.
Must possess knowledge of protein engineering methods.
Must have sufficient computing skills to maintain lab computers.
Experience with mammalian cell cultures including transfection.
Experience maintaining and conducting experiments on genetically engineered mouse models of human disease is strongly preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be able to lift or exert force up to twenty (20) pounds.
Posting Number: 20ST1110
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 116210
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