New Brunswick, New Jersey

Position Summary: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist V for the Department of Pharmacology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Laboratory Manager or Research Teaching Specialist I, performs research activities. Performs work requiring application of standard techniques and procedures. The Roth lab's funded research project focuses on two viral systems-retroviral/lentiviral and SARS -Cov2. A major focus is studying the tethering of the Moloney murine leukemia virus ( MLV ) pre-integration complex with host chromosomes, and the subsequent integration events. Of particular interest is to define the structures of viral proteins and their complexes with host factors and nucleosome. The successful candidate will participate in projects combining solution-state NMR , CryoEM (at Rutgers Proteomics), bioinformatics, and other experimental data to produce 3D structures and provide structure function analysis of protein:protein and protein: DNA complexes. Additional studies involve the entry of SARS -CoV2 into animal cells and screening for inhibitors. Among the key duties of this position are the following: As directed, performs various research and technical operations relative to the ongoing investigatory activities of the laboratory. Participates in the evaluation of existing procedures suggesting revisions where necessary, and proposing new procedures, where required. Assists with training fellows, medical students and lab technicians in laboratory techniques, as directed. Responsible for submitting purchase recommendations to his/her supervisor. Ensures that laboratory equipment is maintained in good working order. Keeps detailed records of procedures and experiments. Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in a relevant science. Prior research experience. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge and skills in cancer biology, virology, and molecular and cellular biology. Highly motivated with evidence of productivity. Willing to work with retroviral and lentiviral vectors including bacterial and mammalian cell culture, and to carry out protein sample production and purification. Possess strong writing skills, be well organized and have ability to think independently. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with protein purification, structural biology and bioinformatics. Posting Number: 21ST1526 Location: Downtown New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey

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