Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Associate III for the Neuroscience and Cell Biology department at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Under direction of Faculty member, the Research Associate III performs specialized techniques within a laboratory while focusing on highly technical research relative to molecular and cellular mechanism of forebrain development. Primary purpose is to work closely with Principal Investigator, and other team members, to study roles of post-transcriptional events and how they are altered in neurodevelopmental disorders, such as epilepsy and autism.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
As directed, performs various research and clinical technical operations relative to ongoing investigatory activities of a laboratory; may assist in conducting specialized research for a particular phase of a project.
Candidate will dissect roles of distinct RNA binding and ribosomal proteins in the normal and abnormal forebrain circuit development. In particular, the laboratory will study roles of post-transcriptional events and how these are altered in neurodevelopmental disorders, such as epilepsy and autism.
Participates in the development of performance standards, selection of methodology and instrumentation and coordination in the analytical biochemical, physiology and instrumentation functions within the clinical and research areas to ensure conformance with the goals and objectives of the department. As required, contributes to the implementation of the programs and projects in special areas of interest to the department.
Under supervision, assists in the conducting of a continuous program of research and development regarding the analytical and instrumentation functions of the laboratory. Participates in the evaluation of the existing procedures, suggesting revisions where necessary and proposing new procedures, where required.
Maintains lab notebooks and presents findings at national meetings; composes manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals.
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.
Demonstrated expertise of at least three (3) years of experience in at least four of the following: bioinformatics studies, RNA in situ hybridization, RNA purification and Northern, quantitative RT-PCR (qRT-PCR), and RNA-protein complex immunoprecipitation, subcloning, protein expression analysis and western blotting.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Site-directed mutagenesis and transfections.
Highly motivated with evidence of productivity.
Possess strong writing skills, be well organized and have the ability to think independently.
Ph.D. in a relevant science with a minimum of five (5) years of related research, grant writing experience and participation in grantsmanship.
Posting Number: 21ST0394
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 126842
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