Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist III within the New Jersey Medical School. Under the direction or the Principal Investigator and Research Operations Assistant Director, the Research Teaching Specialist III conducts research activities in microbiology within a specialized bio-safety level three (BSL3) containment laboratory. May be responsible for the management of a small-sized laboratory area.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Cultures and quantitates pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria including M. Tuberculosis, requiring work in BSL3 facilities.
Performs detailed MICs and DNA/RNA extraction of above described bacteria using various systems and performs preliminary analysis.
Assists in the development and testing of new assays.
Works safely in a BSL3 environment.
Assists in managing BSL3 facilities.
Responsible for organizing laboratory to increase efficiency .
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in a relevant science plus one (1) year of related research experience, or a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant science plus two (2) years of related research experience.
Experience in microbiological and bimolecular techniques with BSL2 and BSL3 bacterial pathogens.
Experience working with virulent M. tuberculosis.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Sitting at computer for length of time; lifting of charts approx. 3-5 lbs. 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.