Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Research Scientist/Associate Position
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Research Scientist/Associate Position
Department of Pharmaceutical Science
Summary of Position:
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the research team led by Dr. Xingguo Cheng as a Research Scientist or Research Associate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at St. John's University located in Queens, NY. This position is available immediately with a focus on a contract research project employing in vitro models and molecular biology techniques to investigate novel regulatory mechanisms of psychoactive drugs. The Research Scientist/Associate will be expected to participate in study design, perform experiments, analyze data using appropriate statistical measures, and prepare reports to ensure the successful execution of the contract project.
The successful candidate must have demonstrated training and experience using in vitro cell culture systems.
The successful candidate should have demonstrated experience in using molecular biology techniques to characterize gene and protein expression and their regulation. Techniques that are highly desired include, but not limit to, molecular cloning, recombinant plasmid engineering, western blotting, RT qPCR, ChIP assays, vector-based luciferase reporter assays, ELISA, and immunofluorescence staining.
A degree of M. S. or Ph.D. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology/Toxicology or a closely related biomedical field.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
Able to excel in a research environment consisting of summer interns, undergraduate and graduate students, the successful candidate is expected to demonstrate team player spirit and a willingness to collaborative with other members of the team.
Most of the required work will be performed in a wet lab setting. Data analysis and report preparation will be performed in a desk/office setting within or next to the lab.
St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.