Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist II for the Department of Medical Oncology within Rutgers, Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Research Teaching Specialist II is responsible for the management of a medium-sized laboratory area. Designs and conducts highly specialized, technical research. Assists in the design, coordination and conduction of research projects that involve identification and characterization of the mechanistic roles of cell surface receptors to generate novel targeted pharmacologies to treat human diseases such as cancer. Assists with technical laboratory procedures and analyses in support of the specialized research activities of the laboratory.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Works under the direction of the Principal Investigator. Assists in the establishment of performance standards, selection of methodology and instrumentation and coordination of the analytical, biochemical, physiological and instrumentation functions with the clinical, research and teaching areas to ensure conformance with the goals and objectives of the department. May conduct independently or as assigned specialized research for a particular project.
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 and cellular therapy. This research includes cell culture, transduction, transfection, retroviruses, lentiviruses, construction of vectors and DNA cloning, flow cytometry, cytolysis assays, cytokine assays, proliferation assays, PCR, analysis of human samples, and murine tumor models.
Participates in the evaluation of existing procedures suggesting revisions where necessary, and proposing new procedures where required.
Performs various research, clinical and technical operations, studies, and experiments independently or as assigned, related to investigatory activities of the laboratory followed by appropriate reports, recommendations and conclusions. Complies and presents statistical data with appropriate conclusions and recommendations pertinent to research activity in alignment with the goals and the objectives of the department.
Assists with the instruction and training of residents, fellows, medical students, research assistants and laboratory technicians and other lower level professionals in laboratory technique, physiological procedures and instrumentation to develop the skill necessary to perform the required functions of the laboratory.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in a relevant science plus two (2) years of related research experience, or a Bachelor's degree in a relevant science plus three (3) years of related research experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to follow laboratory safety policies and perform standard laboratory procedures.
Possess effective oral and written communication skills and ability to publish scientific research papers/articles.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Prior research experience in tumor immunology and/or cell therapy and animal study.
Ph.D. in Biological Science.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Standing, sitting, walking, talking, and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs.
Laboratory environment. Moderate noise. Exposure to blood, excrement, antineoplastic drugs, and possible exposure to infectious and communicable diseases. Universal precautions are mandatory. Exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Posting Number: 21ST1614
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 134881
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.