Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Temporary Research Assistant, for the Department of Medical Oncology at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The Temporary Research Assistant will perform specialized research relative to the study of tumor stem cells, utilizing three dimensional culture techniques to maintain patient derived cells.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
As directed, performs various research and clinical technical operations relative to ongoing investigatory activities of a laboratory; may assist in conducting specialized research phase of a project.
Performs experiments independently or as assigned, followed by appropriate reports, recommendations and conclusions.
Participates in the development of performance standards of the laboratory assays, selection of methodology and instrumentation and coordination of the analytical, biochemical, physiology and instrumentation functions with the clinical and research areas to ensure conformance with the goals and objectives of the cancer center studies.
Conducts a continuous program of research and development regarding the stem cell assays and maintenance, constantly evaluates existing procedures where required to keep methodology and procedures current.
As requested, assists in the implementation of the programs and projects in special areas of interest including collection of data, and preparation of reports, manuscripts and grants.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or other life/medical sciences related field, plus one (1) year of related research experience, or
Ph.D. Degree or equivalent in Cancer Biology or Pharmacology.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
At least one (1) year research experience in examining signaling pathways regulating gene expression in normal and malignant stem cells.
Expertise in three-dimensional cell culture, stem cell culture, targeted therapy, pharmacological assays, protein purification, and PCR is essential.
Must be able to handle laboratory animals including mice.
Proficiency in statistical analysis of data.
Proficiency with database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
Experiences on the primary tumor graft models or genetically engineered mouse models.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs.
Posting Number: 18ST0903
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 61682
About Rutgers University
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