Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist III for the Department of Radiation Cancer Biology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The primary purpose of the Research Teaching Specialist III position is to conduct specialized research, using judgement to adapt methods and techniques. May be responsible for the management of a small-sized laboratory area. Assists the Principal Investigator with budgetary, training and administrative responsibilities. Incumbent will work in the area of molecular cancer biology. The current focus of the Feng lab is the function of p53 in cellular metabolism, the functional study of several novel p53 target genes, and their contribution to tumor suppression. Through above functional and mechanistic studies, the lab aims to further understand the functions of p53 and identify new molecules in the p53 pathway for potential therapeutic intervention. The candidate will have the opportunity to join a highly translational laboratory. May supervise interns, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Conducts experimental studies to investigate the roles and mechanisms of focus on the function of the p53 pathway in tumorigenesis and the regulation of the p53 pathway under the direction of the principal investigator. Incumbent performs various research and clinical technical operations independently or as assigned, relating to investigatory activities of the laboratory, followed by appropriate reports, recommendations and conclusions.
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(s).
As requested, assists in the implementation of programs and projects in special areas of interest to the division or department, conferring with the individuals involved.
Assists with the preparations of proposals, formal applications and justification for grant applications. Assists in the development of budget proposals for the laboratory area, with specific projections regarding future equipment and manpower needs.
May assist in organizing, leading and conducting highly specialized research activity for a particular research project.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Biological Science or 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.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Effective oral and written communication skills.
The ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe products.
A PhD in Biological Science or related field; prior background in the fields of cancer metabolism and/or protein homeostasis; documented training and certification to conduct small animal research; demonstrated ability to secure independent grant funding and background in cancer biology research as evidenced by a strong publication record in the field.
Competent in standard laboratory techniques, mouse models of cancer, and knowledge in genomics and/or bioinformatics, including R or MATLAB.
Experience in writing grants, fellowships, manuscripts and scientific reports.
Posting Number: 21ST0563
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 128122
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