Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist V for the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine department at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Under the direction of a faculty member, works independently on research projects and supports the general functioning of the Soto Biomedical Research Laboratory, Piscataway Campus of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, to investigate how cells are polarized during morphogenetic movements using the model organism C. elegans.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Follow established protocols for DNA isolation, restriction digestion, ligation, transformation, antibiotic selection and colony screening.
Design oligonucleotide primers for sequencing and PCR. Implement PCR protocols and perform standard manipulations with PCR products.
Conduct cloning and strain generation for CRISPR strains.
Implement protocols using E.coli and S.cerevisiae, including transformation, selection, Induction and extraction of DNA.
Follow established Western Blot protocols.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or related discipline.
Previous lab experience an asset
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Comfortable working with other people and interacting with people at different stages of their career.
Good communication skills, including the ability to bring concerns to the attention of the PI as they arise.
Comfortable following established protocols and troubleshooting new protocols.
Experience with fluorescence microscopy, image processing, C. elegans genetics, and molecular biology.
Posting Number: 20ST1634
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 119574
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