Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School is seeking a Research Associate III for the Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics-Public Health Research Institute Center. The Research Associate III is responsible for conducting highly specialized and technically complex research as a member of Dr. Jyothi Nagajyothi's laboratory. This lab studies the interplay between host metabolism and the pathogenesis of infectious diseases using various transgenic model systems to define the role of adipose tissue in regulation of host immunity.
Among the key duties if this position are the following:
Conducts experiments in animal and in vitro models of M. Tuberculosis and T. cruzi.
Conducts flow Cytometry and ELISA assays.
Preforms Protein Purification.
Prepares manuscripts for publication of data generated.
Assists in training graduate students and technicians.
Drafts biosafety protocols and amendments.
Performs other related duties, as assigned by the PI.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in a relevant science plus one (1) year of related research experience, or a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant science plus two (2) years of related research experience.
Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and should be able to effectively communicate science to a variety of audiences.
The research projects cover a large span of life science topics and technical approaches, including microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, and molecular biology. Experience with Microbiology, biochemistry and immunology techniques is required. Experience working with BSL2 and BSL3 animals is a must.
The candidate is expected to maintain high level of research competency, knowledge and skills to perform duties assigned by the principal investigator.
Preferred experience includes comprehensive knowledge of the basics of cellular and molecular immunology, independent design and performance of immunology experiment such as FLOW cytometry and confocal microscopy, experience in human PBMC analysis, performing unsupervised work in the BSLII and BSLIII on T. cruzi infected mice, M. tuberculosis and M. tuberculosis-infected mice.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Able to stand, lift and bend. Able to occasionally lift and/or carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Able to reach and grasp with arms and hands. Work involves possible exposure to malodorous vapors and toxic chemicals. Long periods of standing and/or sitting. Not allergic to animals.
WORKENVIRONMENT: Research in BSL-2, BSL-3 animal housing facilities
Posting Number: 19ST4314
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 102636
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