Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Laboratory Researcher IV for the Waksman Institute of Microbiology.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Carries out analysis of small protein regulators.
Performs bacterial genetics using E. coli, biochemical experiments, microbiology and recombinant DNA techniques, phenotypic analysis, and epifluorescence microscopy.
Involves research findings that are contributed to research papers, articles, and professional journals.
Trains and leads students through various laboratory related activities.
Makes decisions or choices following standard practices and procedures.
Trains undergraduates, showing them common methods and protocols used in the lab including aseptic technique, growth, and culture of bacteria, recombinant DNA techniques, other basic laboratory techniques, and proper record and notebook keeping.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Biology or related scientific field.
Must be familiar with Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint or Keynote.
Must be familiar with standard molecular biology and microbiology equipment including gel electrophoresis, spectrophotometer, table-top centrifuge, gel-imaging, etc.
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.
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.