Junior Research Scientist (PI: Dr. Brad Aouizerat)
New York University
Location: New York, NY
Internal Number: 136719
Dr. Aouizerat's laboratory focuses on the identification of molecular mechanisms that underlie symptoms (e.g., pain, fatigue), sequelae (e.g., neuropathy, lymphedema) and treatment (i.e., pharmacogenomics, pharmacodynamics) of common chronic diseases (e.g., cancer, HIV). Research conducted by the group includes a combination of dry (e.g., bioinformatics) and wet (e.g., molecular biology) approaches. Research topics include development of epigenomic risk profiles, leveraging publically available datasets to complement de novo cohorts, genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics (i.e., array-based and sequencing-based), and functional analyses (e.g., wet bench experiments). The Aouizerat Laboratory also runs NIH-funded Biospecimen Repositories that accrues human specimens for the study of biological factors that influence HIV, its treatment, and outcomes.
The Junior Research Scientist will assist with and eventually lead molecular biology protocols to study human and non-human biospecimens. This position will involve a combination of working independently and with others for various tasks. The Junior Research Scientist will help to process and store biospecimens, and generate biological data that will include genetic (e.g., polymorphisms, gene expression), epigenetic (i.e., DNA methylation), and proteins (e.g., ELISA). The position requires a scientist who is interested in learning new approaches and techniques as needed to accomplish experimental objectives. In addition, the position requires stringent attention to best practices around biohazardous specimen handling and safety.
In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $50,000-$52,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the specific grand funding and the terms of the research grant when extending an offer.
JOB SPECIFIC TASKS
Perform laboratory maintenance such as: general housekeeping, preparing chemicalsolutions, media, stains, and buffers; sterilize solutions, glassware, and equipment; equipment maintenance;
Perform laboratory research activities such as: electrophoresis, immunoassay (ELISA),cell separation, real-time PCR, next generation sequencing, and DNA or RNA extractions.
Compile and analyze research for high data quality. Coordinate and maintain data reports and database files on progress of research. Rigorous record keeping is required at all times. May receive, inventory, enter, and organize collected data.
Perform administrative duties such as: training and guiding students and/or other laboratory technicians: assisting in developing policies, procedures and/or methods for laboratory experimentation, ordering supplies, and maintaining safety compliance.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's of Science degree in biology, chemistry or other life sciences required.
Experience with and knowledge of biological sciences, especially genetics and molecular biology is required.
Master's of Science in biology, molecular biology or other life sciences preferred.
Experience with project management preferred.
Experience in sterile technique.
The successful candidate will be able to prioritize and balance multiple projects to meet timelines.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
The physical requirements and environmental conditions of this position consist primarily of:
Continuous mental and visual attention, requiring sustained attention and observation
Able to work in an open plan environment alongside of other laboratory members.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names and contact information of three professional references.
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