Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist I for the Medical Oncology department at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ).
The primary purpose of the Research Teaching Specialist I position, under direction of the Principal Investigator, is to manage the routine operations of the research laboratory, train and supervise junior laboratory personnel, and to assist the Principal Investigator in the preparation of manuscripts and grant applications. This position is responsible for independently undertaking and collaborating in the planning, development, and implementation of laboratory and clinical research studies. Other responsibilities include budget preparation and recommendations, supervision of staff, purchasing projects proposals, and performing complex research experiments.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Performs professional and scientific research in the areas of tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy, especially with detailed knowledge of T cell biology, antigen presentation, T cell receptors, cellular therapy, and CAR-T cells. This research includes cell culture, transduction, transfection, retroviruses, lentiviruses, construction of vectors and DNA cloning, RNA synthesis, flow cytometry, cytolysis assays, cytokine assays, proliferation assays, PCR, analysis of human samples, and murine tumor models.
Meets with the Principal Investigator to participate in the establishment of goals and objectives for the laboratory consistently with the budgetary, manpower, and policy framework of the department of decision.
Participates in planning and expecting projects and programs using specialized knowledge of complexities, methods, and probable value of results.
As an individual researcher, performs complex or novel assignments, which often require development of new or improved techniques and procedures.
Participates in the design or modification of laboratory equipment to meet the needs of the research activity.
In conjunction with the Principal Investigator, designs and plans the layout of the assigned facilities.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in a relevant science, or a Master's Degree in a relevant science plus three (3) or more years of related research experience.
Prior supervisory/lead experience an asset.
Equivalent experience, education and/or training may be substituted for the education requirements.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Posting Number: 20ST1808
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 120707
About Rutgers University
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