Research Associate I (Metabolomics Shared Resource)
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Internal Number: 174249
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Associate I (Metabolomics Shared Resource) at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The primary purpose of the Metabolomics Shared Resource (MSR) Research Associate I (RA I) position is to assist the MSR Director in data analysis, report writing, and user communication. The MSR RA I is also expected to provide significant scientific contribution to the development and optimization of the metabolomics analysis methodology.
The Metabolomics Share Resource at New Brunswick was established in 2017 with a significant institutional commitment from RBHS/RWJMS. This shared resource pushes the frontiers of metabolite measurements and provides RBHS and broader Rutgers community with easy, cost-effective access to these capabilities. The overarching objective is to enable scientific discoveries that significantly impact disease diagnosis and therapy.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Analyzes LC-MS results, generates reports on metabolite concentrations and isotope labeling patterns.
Communicates with users to learn their analytical needs, interprets the results and makes suggestions in experimental design.
Assists MSR Director in analytical method development and optimization.
Performs necessary experiments for generating samples for method development.
Performs routine maintenance of laboratory equipment as directed.
Keeps track of all MSR activities on iLab, including request approval, quotation, invoicing, and billing.
Maintains records of research productivity such publications and patents of CINJ members who have used the resource as expected by CINJ administration and the CINJ Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG).
Maintains lab databases on instrument use, chemicals and established protocols.
Assists Core Director in managing external user contracts and agreements.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. Degree or equivalent plus two (2) years of related research experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have knowledge of biochemistry and other research disciplines.
Skills and experiences in cell culture, animal work, analytical chemistry and/or computational biology are highly appreciated.
Effective oral and communication skills.
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Field in Physiology, Biochemistry/Metabolism, Chemistry, Medicine and/or Nutrition.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs.
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.