NJINDevelop an externally funded research program in genetics/neuroscience/single-cell biology in the Executive Director's laboratory within the HGINJ at Rutgers. The position is for a non-tenure track, faculty level, research scientist with a history of independent federal grant funding and research in the area of psychiatric disease. The individual will report directly to the HGINJ Institute Director.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. is required. 10+ years of research experience in human genetics research required, preferably in psychiatric genetics. Strong publication record encouraged. History of USA Federal grant funding required. Expertise in research in human psychiatric genetics. Required, due to necessity to continue ongoing experiments in psychiatric genetics.
Familiarity with 10x Genomics Chromium platform.
Ability to operate and maintain sequencing instruments (e.g., Illumina NovaSeq6000 or similar).
Familiarity and working experience with liquid handling robotics (preferably Hamilton robots).
Light and fluorescent microscopy.
Cell imaging systems.
Expertise working with Agilent TapeStation/BioAnalyzer systems for automated DNA/RNA electrophoresis.
Experience working with optical plate readers.
Experience with spectrophotometers/fluorometers, including specialized instruments for RNA/DNA assessment (e.g., DropSense, NanoDrop, etc.).
Familiarity with software programs for analysis of DNA/RNA sequencing data, including alignment and variant calling (e.g., SAMTOOLS, BWA, Picard, GATK).
Familiarity with R/Rstudio.
Familiarity with RNA-seq analysis software such as DESeq2.
Familiarity with scRNAseq analysis software, such as CellRanger/Loupe, Seurat, etc.
Experience using Integrative Genomic Viewer.
Experience using tools for gene enrichment analysis and pathway analysis.
Experience working with blood pathogens
RNA and DNA samples
Working in sterile conditions, including human cell culture
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Able to stand, lift, bend. Able to occasionally lift and/or carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Able to reach and grasp with arms and hands. Work involves possible exposure to malodorous vapors and toxic chemicals. Long periods of standing and/or sitting.
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