Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist III for the Public Health Research Institute within the New Jersey Medical School.
A Research Teaching Specialist-III (RTS-III) position is immediately available to conduct research in the area of mycobacterial host-pathogen interactions and COVID-19 pathogenesis using animal models under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI). The requirements include: keep abreast in technical and theoretical knowledge related to mycobacterial and SARS-CoV-2 pathogenesis. Conduct, collect, record and analyze data, prepare reports for peer- reviewed scientific publications and conference presentations, and contribute to the writing of IACUC, IBC and IRB applications and grants. Reports all research related activities to the PI and trains technicians/fellows in relevant techniques as directed by PI.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Performs in vitro and in vivo research involving animals, cell lines and mycobacteria or other infectious agents as assigned by the PI.
Highly organized and willing to actively interface with other research group(s) in collaborative projects, including shipping and handling materials received from/to collaborators.
Keeps up-to-date with technical and theoretical knowledge related to assigned project subject area.
Generates, compiles and presents experimental data with appropriate analysis, conclusions, recommendations, etc. pertinent to research activity; Good writing, editing and proof-reading skills.
Prepares and presents scientific/research contents in institutional, national and international forums.
Contributes to writing of IACUC, IBC and IRB applications and grants to various funding agencies.
Provide support for the daily operations of the Lab, including training/supervising technicians and junior fellows.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's degree plus one (1) or a Bachelor's Degree plus two (2) years of relevant experience required.
Highly motivated, self-starter with enthusiasm, dedication, determination and team sprit for research.
Must have demonstrated prior experience with BSL3 research in the focus area.
Applicants should have strong background in cellular and molecular biology, immunology and biochemistry as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications in reputed scientific journals.
Must have experience with biosafety level-3 (BSL3) facilities and experience with animal models infectious disease research, including injections, necropsies, sample processing for downstream analysis.
Maintain a high level of research integrity, organization of data, competency skills, knowledge and experience to perform duties as assigned by the principal investigator.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Four (4) years of post-doctoral experience in immunology, microbiology or a relevant science.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Should be able to work with animal models of infectious diseases in BSL3 facilities for several hours.
WORKENVIRONMENT: Research in BSL-2, BSL-3 animal housing facilities.
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