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Posted on: Mar 28, 2018

Research Specialist I/II Position - Requisition# 2018-8613
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.  
  • The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

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.  

*Applications should be submitted online at the Princeton University's Careers Website (Requisition No. 2018-8613)*

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 25, 2018

Advanced Imaging Specialist/Senior Research Specialist I​ Position - Requisition# 2018-8568
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University

Position Summary

The  laboratory of Thomas Gregor is seeking to an advanced imaging specialist in The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University. The Gregor lab, housed in Jadwin Hall in the Department of Physics, applies advanced imaging methods and builds custom microscopes to interrogate the mechanisms of molecular development.

Responsibilities:

The position will be primarily responsible for working with the Principal Investigator and lab personnel to implement such advancing imaging systems, including, for example, a lattice light sheet microscope. Other responsibilities include contributing to the design and conception of new instruments, maintaining current systems and training users on those systems, and other tasks as needed in the lab.

Essential qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as Engineering or Physics.
  • Some experience with implementing imaging systems.
  • The final candidate will be required to pass a background check.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Extensive experience (> 5 years) with the design and implementation of imaging systems.

*Applications should be submitted online at the Princeton University's Careers Website (Requisition No. 2018-8568​)*

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: Feb 28, 2018

Assistant Grants Manager Position - Requisition# 2018-8517
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University

Position Summary

The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University is seeking an assistant grants manager, at the rank of ADM030, to assist with the administration of research grants for our faculty, students, and research staff.  Under the supervision of the Grants and Finance Manager, the Assistant Grants Manager's primary responsibilities will be pre- and post-award activities related to various sponsored research projects in the Lewis-Sigler Institute. .

Specific responsibilities include:

Pre-Award Activities: guide the PI through the application process, ensuring that requirements for each proposal are fulfilled as described by the program announcement; prepare the budget and the budget justification; prepare and/or review administrative documents required for applications; process subcontract agreements; prepare proposal submissions to the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) and funders through the Princeton University Grants Management System (COEUS) and the appropriate sponsor system such as Grants.gov or Fastlane, or directly to the funding agency/foundation as necessary; confirm that proposals are submitted to and received by the agency before the sponsor’s deadline; prepare Just-In-Time information at the sponsor’s request.

Post-Award Activities: complete any paperwork necessary to set up the award; perform re-budgeting tasks as necessary; work with PI to carefully monitor effort and spending on awards; edit effort as needed in the Labor Accounting system; process journal entries to transfer erroneous charges; prepare cost transfer documentation for PI review and submission as necessary; work with PI and lab personnel to ensure compliance; maintain PI Current & Pending Support documents; assist with any required reporting, process any administrative or budgetary sections of reports; assist Sponsored Research Accounting in preparing interim and final financial reports when needed; review and approve purchase orders/requisitions for equipment/supplies and other expense reports for compliance; prepare monthly forecasts and spending updates for Principal Investigators to review with Grants and Finance Manager and/or faculty regarding their research funds; work with other universities and sponsors on the transfer or relinquishment of grant awards.

Other: Attend all relevant training classes and stays current with changes in policies, procedures and processes pertaining to sponsored research and financial management; serve as the central interface between principal investigators, sponsors, ORPA, and Princeton's Sponsored Research Accounting; make decisions and judgments covering routine situations within established guidelines, knowing when to go to the Grants/Finance Manager for guidance; assist with special projects as needed.

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with minimum of 1-3 years accounting, business and grant experience.
  • Working knowledge of federal regulations regarding fiscal management of federal funds including Uniform Guidance.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to plan and prioritize diverse workload.
  • Ability to creatively solve problems and formulate/implement process improvements.
  • Excellent data gathering skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, changing environment;
  • Ability to take initiative, self-motivate and function autonomously.
  • Able to handle frequent deadlines.
  • Able to handle changing environment.
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality of personnel and salary information.
  • Flexible.
  • Strong computer skills: experience with Microsoft Office Suite software, excellent skills in MS Excel, proficient in Word and Outlook.
  • Ability to function effectively in a team-based environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with University Systems and Software including PeopleSoft, Prime Financials, COEUS, Labor Accounting and the Information Warehouse.
  • Familiarity with University Resources (ORPA, Office of Finance and Treasury, Sponsored Research Accounting).
  • Familiarity with Princeton's administrative procedures and policies.  

Applications should be submitted online at the Princeton University's Careers Website - Requisition Number: 2018-8517

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: 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:

  • Hands-on experience working in mass spectrometry, hardware and/or software
  • Strong general knowledge and practical skills in one or more basic chemistry disciplines (analytical, physical, organic, biological)
  • Good quantitative abilities
  • Proven ability to successfully complete major research projects
  • Effective communication
  • Advanced degree or relevant combination of experience and education

Other valuable experience (not required) includes:

  • Metabolomics
  • Chromatography, including LC-MS or GC-MS
  • NMR
  • Bioinformatics/computer programming
  • Statistics
  • Project leadership
  • 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.