Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Temporary Research Assistant for the Center for Emerging and Re-emerging Pathogens within the New Jersey Medical School. Under the direction and mentorship of the Principal Investigator, the Temporary Research Assistant will perform and assist with immunology, cell biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology experiments exploring the innate immune response to intracellular bacterial pathogens.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Help characterize the host response to M. tuberculosis in macrophages and in mouse models of infection.
May perform cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry experiments, including molecular cloning, cell line generation/validation/maintenance, microscopy, protein interaction/stability/localization studies, and DNA/RNA/protein isolation/quantification.
Assist in processing and analyzing samples from host/bacterial screens and mouse infection studies.
Assist with ensuring lab supplies, stocks, equipment, inventories, and databases are maintained; and help evaluate and improve lab management practices as required.
Assist with ordering lab supplies, provide Principal Investigator with purchase recommendations, and help improve the cost effectiveness and environmental impact of lab operations.
Keep detailed records of procedures and experiments.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program.
Experience in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or cell biology.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Occasional lifting of 20 pounds to a height of 6½ feet.
Must be available to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays when necessary to meet deadlines.
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.