Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Associate II for the Center for Advanced Biotechnology & Medicine (CABM) at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The Research Associate II is responsible for the conduct of highly specialized and technical research in the field of virology. Designs and conducts highly specialized and technical research, performs various research and technical operations independently or as assigned, relating to the investigatory activities of the laboratory, followed by appropriate reports, recommendations and conclusions. Responsible for managing the microbiology and molecular and cell biology functions and activities in the laboratory including drug screening and mechanistic studies, handling patient specimens and statistical analyses. Materials to be analyzed include those obtained from humans and animals, including HIV virus. Expected to guide the research projects of other research staff in the laboratory, as requested by the PI.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Performs various biochemical, biophysical, cell biology and molecular genetic research relative to ongoing investigations in the field of tumor virology. These studies are conducted both independently and in collaboration with other members of the laboratory research team.
Both independently and at the request of the faculty member, participates in the design and conduct of experiments aimed at understanding activation of latent HIV-1 by inhibiting E3 ubiquitin ligase activity and other research areas, as assigned.
Participates in the development of performance standards, selection of methodology and instrumentation necessary to conduct research experiments and to ensure conformance with the goals and objectives of the department.
Conducts experiments and maintains complete records documenting experimental design and results.
Generates, compiles and presents statistical data with appropriate conclusions and recommendations as pertinent to research activity. Prepares reports of research in appropriate formats suitable for grant applications, progress reports, and publications.
Assists in the implementation of the programs and projects within the laboratory, including guiding other laboratory members in design of experiments and providing training in experimental techniques.
Keeps abreast of literature relevant to the field and incorporates new advances into the design of experimental approaches.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. Degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Molecular and Cell Biology or a related science, or a Master's Degree in a relevant science plus three (3) years of related research experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience with studies of environmental-and infection-induced host immune response, drug screening, standard molecular biology techniques, cell culture and viral and immunologic techniques, primary human cell purification, infection and bioassays, retrovirus/lentiviruses, cytotoxicity assays and statistics.
Strong record of peer-reviewed scientific publications.
Proficient in spoken and written English.
Previous experience with studies of infection-induced host immune response, cancer research, grant writing and manuscript preparation is preferred, as is mentoring experience.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be able to lift or exert force up to twenty (20) pounds.
This is a grant-funded position contingent upon the availability of funds to support it.
Posting Number: 19ST4946
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 106757
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