Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist V for the department of Pharmacology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Laboratory Manager or Research Teaching Specialist I, the Research Teaching Specialist V performs research activities. Performs work requiring application of standard techniques and procedures. The lab's funded research project focuses on two viral systems-retroviral/lentiviral and SARS-Cov2. A major focus is studying the tethering of the Moloney murine leukemia virus (MLV) pre-integration complex with host chromosomes, and the subsequent integration events. Of particular interest is to define the structures of viral proteins and their complexes with host factors and nucleosome. The successful candidate will participate in projects combining solution-state NMR, CryoEM (at Rutgers Proteomics), bioinformatics, and other experimental data to produce 3D structures and provide structure function analysis of protein:protein and protein:DNA complexes. Additional studies involve the entry of SARS-CoV2 into animal cells and screening for inhibitors.
Among the key duties of this position are the folllowing:
As directed, performs various research and technical operations relative to the ongoing investigatory activities of the laboratory.
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 his/her supervisor.
Ensures that laboratory equipment is maintained in good working orders.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant science.
Prior research experience an asset.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have knowledge and skills in cancer biology, virology, and molecular and cellular biology.
The candidate must be highly motivated with evidence of productivity.
Must be willing to work with retroviral and lentiviral vectors including bacterial and mammalian cell culture, and to carry out protein sample production and purification.
Must possess strong writing skills, be well organized and have ability to think independently.
Experience with protein purification, structural biology and bioinformatics preferred.
Posting Number: 21ST1877
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 136681
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