New Brunswick, New Jersey

Position Summary: Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Temporary Research Assistant for the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, Pediatrics division at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator the Temporary Research Assistant ( TRA ) will be responsible for the performance and analysis of experiments focused on studying intracellular signaling events in mononuclear phagocytes and for general maintenance in the laboratory. The project is part of a larger effort in the lab to define how intracellular signaling in mononuclear phagocyte tailors the immune responses to the encountered pathogens. The TRA is expected to have expertise in conducting and analyzing scientific experiments involving rodent models and in cellular biology and microscopy approaches. They should have a broad (college-level) knowledge of biochemistry, cell biology, and immunology. The TRA will be responsible for maintenance and genotyping of the mouse colony and coordinating the generation of animals, primary cell culture and in vitro and in vivo experiments which the TRA will assist in. They will also be responsible for ordering reagents and collaborating with the PI in monitoring how resources are used in the lab. As part of their career development to transition to the next phase of their career, the TRA will be trained in improving their experimental design skills and their oral and written presentation skills. Among the key duties of this position are the following: Assists in performing and analyzing experiments to define how intracellular signaling is differentially regulated mononuclear phagocytes upon different microbial stimuli. Generates and/or maintains primary cell cultures from rodents for live imaging and biochemistry approaches. Performs animal husbandry and genotyping on mouse colony to generate the experimental animals needed, monitors animal health and follows all animal protocol rules and regulations. Performs consumable and supply ordering in the laboratory and monitors reagents availability and usage. Assists in the instruction and training of undergraduate students in laboratory techniques and procedures in cell biology and animal handling to carry out research assignments. Minimum Education and Experience: Recent B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Molecular Biology or Immunology. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Familiar with cell culture procedures in a research laboratory setting. Effective oral and written communication skills. Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to work collaboratively and independently. Capable of following all safety precautions in laboratory. Preferred Qualifications: Prior laboratory experience working with rodents. Expertise with microscopy. Posting Number: 20ST2385 Location: Downtown New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey

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