Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Associate II for the Department of Radiation Cancer Biology within Rutgers, Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The primary purpose of the Research Associate II position is to, under direction of the PI, perform technical research activities and assist in the conduct of highly specialized research in cancer biology.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Under the direction of the principal investigator, conducts independently, or as assigned, specialized research in the area of molecular cancer, cell biology and mouse models of cancer.
Assists in the development of performance standards, selection of methodology and instrumentation and coordination of the analytical, biochemical, physiology and instrumentation functions with the clinical and research areas, to ensure conformance with the goals and objectives of the department.
Under supervision, assists in the conduct of continuous programs of research and development, regarding the analytical and instrumentation functions of the laboratory, participates in the evaluation of the existing procedures, suggesting revision where necessary and proposing new procedures, where required.
May assist in organizing, leading and conducting highly specialized research activity for a particular research project.
Assists with the instructing and training of students, fellows, and laboratory assistants as required.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. Degree or equivalent in a relevant science, or a Master's Degree in a relevant science plus three (3) years of related research experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively is also essential.
Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe products.
A Ph.D. in Biological Science or related field; prior background in the fields of molecular cancer biology and mammalian cell biology; documented training and certification to conduct small animal research.
Experience in assisting with writing grants, fellowships, manuscripts and scientific reports.
Competent in standard laboratory techniques and mouse models of cancer.
Knowledge in genomics and/or bioinformatics.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs.
Lab environment. Moderate noise. Exposure to blood, excrement, antineoplastic drugs and possible exposure to infectious and communicable diseases. Universal precautions are mandatory. Exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Posting Number: 21ST1649
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 135140
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