Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the candidate will conduct experiments in the context of antibacterial drug discovery projects, with a major emphasis on culturing human memory B cells, cloning and expressing antibody sequences from these cells, and performing large-scale protein expression and purification. Other job duties include record keeping, and writing reports for grant agencies and manuscripts for publication.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD degree in biology, microbiology, or pharmaceutical sciences
In-depth knowledge of immunology and molecular biology techniques is critical
Hands-on experience with bacteria is required
Experience with BSL3 pathogens, particularly Mycobacterium, is an asset
A minimum of 1-3 years of experience in related field of research is a plus
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Major responsibilities -Carry out experiments to isolate and characterize human monoclonal antibodies from memory B cells of infected subjects -Draft biosafety protocols and amendments -Train and supervise junior lab personnel -Write grant proposals, and develop independent research program -Write research reports, and present research results at national meetings -Organize electronic records, data files and databases related to studies and experiments. Assist in data analysis and presentation of findings at weekly team meetings
Other responsibilities o Participate in evaluation of existing procedures, suggest revisions where necessary, and propose new procedures where required. o Demonstrate good team spirit and communication skills o Keep informed of latest technology, methods and procedures related to research area o Coordinate equipment use and maintenance; archive equipment maintenance records o Responsible for submitting purchase recommendations to his/her supervisor o Assist with training fellows, medical students and lab technicians in laboratory techniques as directed. o Demonstrate perfect compliance with BSL3 rules and guidelines o Understand and adhere to Rutgers University’s compliance standards as they appear in Rutgers’s Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy
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.
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