Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Coordinator for the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Research Coordinator assists with multiple research studies relating to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. The successful candidate must be highly motivated, detail-oriented, and self-directed, with strong interpersonal skills.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Recruiting, consenting, and retaining study subjects (from diverse ethnicities). Collection of clinical data from subjects and/or medical records. Creation and management of documents for Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and other study related activities.
Handling, processing, and shipping of biospecimens. Manage long-term archiving of biospecimens and correlating metadata. Thorough knowledge of research study, study rationale, and study subjects. May potentially assist with laboratory procedures, such as DNA extraction, PCR, library prep, ELISA, (anaerobic) bacterial culture, and other assays.
Keep neat, thorough, and up-to-date records of procedures and analyses, using paper and electronic platforms. Compile data and presents results with appropriate conclusions and recommendations. Must be able to generate publication-quality figures and tables.
Timely and accurate entry of data into research databases. Regularly audits database for errors and obtains missing information.
Assist in the establishment of standard operating procedures for lab management and research efforts. Evaluate existing procedures and proposes modifications or changes in order to keep the methodology and procedures current. Comfortable learning new protocols and working with limited supervision and with the utmost research integrity.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant science plus three (3) years of related experience, or a Master's Degree plus two (2) years of related experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficiency with Internet applications and in using various Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
Statistics training and experience.
Willingness to learn and perform bioinformatics analyses of high-throughput sequencing data.
Excellent interpersonal, writing, and verbal communication skills.
Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management.
Work and communicate effectively with both internal and external team members.
Strong organizational and time management skills and ability to multitask and work well under pressure.
Ability to work and make decisions independently.
Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems.
Willingness to use personal transportation to collect or transport specimens in limited situations.
Knowledge of statistical software (e.g. SPSS, PRISM, R).
Familiarity with command line operating systems (e.g. UNIX).
Experience with REDCap database software.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
BSL2+ laboratory environment; exposure to study subjects in a clinical environment and exposure to research animal models.
Posting Number: 21ST1207
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 132183
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.