Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate I for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health within the New Jersey Medical School.
The Research Associate I will be expected to carry out independent scientific research, manage research activities involving studies in animals and in vitro models and oversee assigned trainees, staff, equipment and space. The Research Associate I will be responsible for the independent conduct of a significant element of the laboratory's research activities, with troubleshooting and assisting other individuals to conduct experiments.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Under the direction of the Principal Investigators, the Research Associate I works independently to further advance our understanding of key mechanisms in the uterine endometrium that contribute to infertility and/or uterine cancer.
Conducts a continuous program of research and development. Performs hypothesis driven experiments to advance our line of investigation and to generate preliminary data needed to support new and robust applications by the Principal Investigator and collaborators for funding from the NIH and other sources.
Keeps detailed records of each experimental protocol.
Generates, compiles, analyzes and presents data with appropriate conclusions, recommendations.
Prepares manuscripts for peer-review and publication.
Responsible for hands on teaching and instruction of technicians.
As requested, assists in the implementation of the programs and projects in special areas of interest to the Ob-gyn Department, including but not limited to cardiovascular disease, cancer and related subspecialties.
Assists with teaching basic lab techniques to various trainees in the laboratory, including college students, medical students, graduate students, clinical residents and fellows in the Department of OBGYN and Women's Health.
Reports to the Principal Investigator on the daily activities of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and technical staff.
Develops and maintains databases for mouse inventory and cross references to secondary databases, linking files for all data collected on each animal. Anticipates future needs for data exchange, analysis and submission. Assures that database allows for specialized feature discovery, parallel statistical analysis, and efficient indexing.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. Degree or equivalent in a relevant science with at least 5 to 7 years of laboratory experience with a strong background in cell biology, molecular biology and animal models.
Experience using transgenic mouse models or other mammalian models for protein biochemistry (ELISA and Western Blot) and molecular biology (RNA extraction, quantitative RT-PCR, array analysis) studies.
The applicant should have previous experience in endocrinology and gene expression studies, experience with morphologic studies using immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence and microscopy, experience using confocal microscopy and our FACS and experience with in vitro cell culture systems.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess good organization and documentation skills, and must demonstrate good communication skills in English.
Must be comfortable working quickly and accurately in a stressful, deadline driven work environment.
Must be able to prioritize and quickly learn new techniques and work independently, with careful attention to detail.
The applicant must also be able to communicate effectively and have neat handwriting.
Degree in Genetics, Molecular Cell Biology or Biochemistry.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Occasional lifting of 20 pounds to a height of 6\6 feet.
Must be available to work flexible hours, including some weekends and holidays.
Posting Number: 20ST1290
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 117390
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