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Posted on: Feb 06, 2020

Research Specialist I/II Position - Requisition# 2020-11445
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University

Position Summary

The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for an animal Research Specialist I or II to join the laboratory of Joshua Rabinowitz. The anticipated start-date is the 1st of March 2020 or later. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on available funding and satisfactory performance.

The key role for this position will be managing our animal colonies. Our lab aims to obtain a quantitative understanding of metabolism, with the overarching goal of applying this knowledge to the treatment of human disease (cancer, obesity, aging) and the production of biofuels. In particular, our overall whole-body mammalian objective is to quantitatively measure the organ-specific production and utilization of key nutrients, including fats, sugars, amino acids, energy molecules, and vitamins/cofactors. Thus, allowing quantitative understanding of the metabolic basis for mammalian disease and enable better diagnosis and treatment. This is achieved by applying liquid chromatography mass spectroscopy (LC-MS) and isotope tracing, methods in which the lab is a world leader, to yeast, mammalian cells, and animal specimens.

Specific duties include:

  • Mouse colony and breeding maintenance.
  • Mouse genotyping.
  • Catheter implantation surgery (technical training will be provided).
  • Maintaining the lab/animal facility infrastructure, organization, and management, including:
    • Ordering/restocking supplies for animal work.
    • Basic maintenance of lab equipment.
    • Organizing/coordinating lab administration, e.g. organizing lab cleanups, regulatory compliance, IACUC inspection, LAR liaison.
    • Training new lab members and animal users.

Essential requirements/skills:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related field, or equivalent animal experience.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Willingness to train and technically support undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work and perform in both a team environment and in isolation.

Other relevant (but not required) experience:

  • Certification/Licensure as an Assistant. Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) or Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT/LATG) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).
  • Lab management.
  • Mass spectrometry.
  • Basic molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience working with mice and/or rats.

The final candidate will be required to pass a background check.

*Applications should be submitted online at the Princeton University's Careers Website (Requisition No. 2020-11445)* 

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: Jan 31, 2020

Research Specialist I/II Position - Requisition# 2020-11449
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University

Position Summary

The Amodeo Laboratory in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I / Research Specialist II. Our research focuses on cellular decision making in the early embryo. We seek to understand the control of the mid-blastula transition and zygotic genome activation using single embryo microscopy, biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics in the fruit fly, Drosophila.

The rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Salary will include the full benefits package. The position is open and review of applications will begin immediately.

This is a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal based on available funding and satisfactory performance.

Specific duties include:

  • Design and execution of experiments.
  • Fly genetics.
  • Application of confocal microcopy techniques and imaging of live and fixed embryos.
  • Basic image analysis techniques.
  • Basic molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Western blotting, RNA-preparation, and molecular cloning.
  • Participation in shared lab chores.

Essential requirements/skills:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology or related field.
  • Laboratory research experience and familiarity with microscopy, basic molecular biology and biochemical procedures, and data analysis.
  • Ability to work independently as part of a larger team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan and manage a research project.

Non-essential (preferred) functions:

  • Experience in working with Drosophila.
  • Experience with ImageJ, R, or 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 Research Specialist will take ownership of their project and work semi-autonomously under the guidance of the PI and other group members.

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

*Applications should be submitted online at the Princeton University's Careers Website (Requisition No. 2020-11449)* 

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: Sep 04, 2019

Research Specialist I/II Position - Requisition# 2019-10784
Princeton University

Position Summary

The Akey Laboratory in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I / Research Specialist II. We study the evolutionary, functional, and phenotypic consequences of DNA sequence variation in yeast, dogs, and humans. We leverage a wide variety of experimental methods including DNA and RNA sequencing, functional genomics (such as ChIP-Seq), and gene editing.

We seek a motivated and highly organized individual to contribute to large-scale functional genomics and various support activities in the lab. One immediate goal for this technician will be helping to set up the Akey wet lab in newly renovated laboratory space. Responsibilities will therefore include ordering equipment and supplies, setting up experimental devices, and establishing organizational systems for lab reagents. In addition, this technician will be expected to contribute to research efforts and analysis of data.

The ideal candidate is one who seeks professional development and is therefore interested in reading the current scientific literature and thinking critically about experimental design. The role has great potential for the advancement of skills in sought after research technologies.

The rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Salary will include the full benefits package.The position is open and review of applications will begin immediately. This is a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal based on available funding and satisfactory performance.

Specific duties may include:

  • Lab organization, including equipment and supply purchasing, reagent management and inventory, communication and negotiation with vendors.
  • Molecular biology, including DNA/RNA preparation, PCR, single-cell RNA-sequencing, and NGS library preparation.
  • Cell biology, including tissue culture and flow cytometry.
  • Participation in research projects and gathering of publication quality data.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology or related field.
  • Demonstrated skills in molecular biology and / or genomics.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, clearly communicate ideas, and keep an organized and detailed laboratory notebook.
  • Ability to think critically and troubleshoot.
  • Ability to comprehend experimental work flow.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with library prep in next generation sequencing experiments.
  • Experience with sequencing-based data analysis and / or basic programming is a huge plus.

The final candidate will be required to pass a background check.

*Applications should be submitted online at the Princeton University's Careers Website (Requisition No. 2019-10784)

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