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Posted on: Jul 18, 2017

Associate Professional Specialist

Requisition No: D-18-LSI-00001

Position Description: Mass Spectrometry Associate Professional Specialist, Metabolomics

The Rabinowitz lab, a recognized leader in metabolomics, seeks a mass spectrometry expert, hired at the rank of Associate Professional Specialist or more senior, to contribute high-level technical expertise and project leadership to their ~ 20 member team at Princeton University.

Essential qualifications include:

1. Hands-on experience working in mass spectrometry, hardware and/or software

2. Strong general knowledge and practical skills in one or more basic chemistry disciplines (analytical, physical, organic, biological)

3. Good quantitative abilities

4. Proven ability to successfully complete major research projects

5. Effective communication

6. Advanced degree or relevant combination of experience and education

Other valuable experience (not required) includes:

7. Metabolomics

8. Chromatography, including LC-MS or GC-MS

9. NMR

10. Bioinformatics/computer programming

11. Statistics

12. Project leadership

13. Biological research

We expect that the successful candidate will have an advanced degree, but we are open to applicants with alternative educational backgrounds who demonstrate a strong record of scientific achievement and relevant experience.

Major work responsibilities will include LC-MS and GC-MS method development, unknown metabolite identification, instrument maintenance, sample analyses for collaborative and fee-for-service projects, data interpretation, report writing, and organization of team research efforts, which will frequently include collaborators from U Penn, Rutgers, and other Princeton University labs.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and contact information for three references.

Candidates must apply online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/2401

This position is subject to the University's background check policy

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted on: Apr 06, 2017

Research Specialist I Position - Req# 2017-7350
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University

Position Summary

The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a research specialist to join the laboratory of Coleen Murphy. Her research is centered on understanding the molecular mechanisms of aging, using the model system C. elegans. Projects will involve exploring the genetics, genomics, molecular biology and biochemistry of C. elegans. The research specialist will also be expected to perform general lab support duties. 

Specific duties include:

  • Maintenance of frozen stocks and live strains of C. elegans for laboratory use and for distribution.
  • Maintenance of laboratory stock databases: C. elegans, E. coli, RNAi libraries, microarray oligo and PCR libraries, and plasmids.
  • Maintenance of lab microscopes.
  • Maintenance of lab freezers, N2 tanks, incubators, and refrigerators.
  • Isolation of C. elegans RNA & DNA for microarray experiments.
  • Set-up of microarray hybridization experiments, including post-processing of microarrays, scanning, and gridding of slides for data acquisition.
  • Acquisition of lab supplies, maintenance of lab inventories, and maintenance of service contracts.
  • Making basic solutions and stocks for general lab use.
  • Being familiar with current lab projects and current literature.
  • Conducting a research project with input and guidance from the PI, but largely independently on a daily basis.
  • Assisting other lab members on projects as needed.
  • Participation in group meetings.  

Essential qualifications:

  • Basic computer skills and some familiarity with databases.
  • Previous lab research experience necessary; experience working with C. elegans or Drosophila and doing molecular biology preferable but not necessary.
  • Must be able to maintain a meticulous daily laboratory notebook.
  • Must be able to work with well with others and provide support to other projects.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and flexibility to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Should have a strong attention to detail.  

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with basic molecular biology and invertebrate model systems procedures is preferred. 
  • Previous independent research (senior thesis equivalent) is also preferred, particularly with an emphasis on the hormonal basis of longevity and reproduction.

Education required:

  • Bachelor's Degree

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

*Applications should be submitted online at the Princeton University's Careers Website (Requisition No. 2017-7350)*

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Posted on: Mar 08, 2017

Research Specialist I/II Position - Requisition# 2017-7825
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University

Position Summary

The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I/II position to join the laboratory of  Thomas Gregor  whose research focuses on the basic physical principles that govern the existence of multicellular life, focusing on embryonic development. We implement state-of-the-art microscopy and microfluidics devices, and make heavy use of tools from molecular biology and genetics. On the theoretical side, we design analytical and numerical models, largely drawn from statistical mechanics ideas, to test and guide our experiments. 

*Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Salary will include the full benefits package.*

This will be a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will start as soon as possible.

Specific duties include:

  • Fly genetics.
  • Basic molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Crisper-Cas9 cloning.
  • Application of microscopy techniques and imaging of live and fixed embryos.
  • Participation in shared lab chores, maintenance, inventory, and purchasing.
  • Participation in group meetings.

Essential Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology or physics or related field.
  • Experience in working with Drosophila is a must, please do not apply otherwise.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Strong attention to detail, and the ability to maintain a meticulous daily laboratory notebook.
  • Excellent organizational skills and flexibility to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Laboratory research experience and familiarity with microscopy, basic molecular biology procedures and data analysis.
  • Basic mathematical background and programming skills.
  • Experience with Matlab.
  • The ideal candidate is one who seeks professional development as a scientist and is therefore interested in reading the current scientific literature and conducting an independent research project.  

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

*Applications should be submitted online at the Princeton University's Careers Website (Requisition No. 2017-7825)*

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.