Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist V for the Department of ImmunoOncology within Rutgers, Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The primary purpose of the Research Teaching Specialist V position, under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Laboratory Manager or Research Teaching Specialist I, is to perform research activities requiring the application of standard techniques and procedures. As directed, performs various research and technical operations relative to the ongoing investigatory activities of the laboratory. Maintains cell cultures and cell line stocks, conducts flow cytometry and molecular biology experiments (DNA and RNA analysis, cloning, gene expression analysis, protein analysis).
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
As directed, performs various research and technical operations relative to the ongoing investigatory activities of the laboratory in the areas of tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy, especially with detailed knowledge of T cell biology, antigen presentation, T cell receptors, and cellular therapy.
Participates in the evaluation of existing procedures, suggesting revisions, where necessary, and proposing new procedures, where required.
Assists with training fellows, medical students, and lab technicians in laboratory techniques, as directed.
Responsible for submitting purchase recommendations to the supervisor.
Ensures that laboratory equipment is maintained in good working order.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant science.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated strong organizational skills with assigned laboratory work and technical methods, with attention to detail and an ability to set priorities for productivity.
Demonstrated ability to follow laboratory safety policies and perform standard laboratory procedures.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Prior related research experience in tumor immunology and/or cell therapy and animal study, is an asset.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Standing, sitting, walking, talking, and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs.
Laboratory 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: 21ST1650
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 135144
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.