Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Associate III for the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The primary purpose of the Research Associate III position is to perform research activities independently in order to assist graduate student and/or postdoctoral researchers in the studies of dopaminergic signaling in the mouse brain under the direction of the Principal Investigator,
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Participates in the development of performance standards, selection of methodology and instrumentation and coordination of the analytical, biochemical, physiology and instrumentation functions with the clinical and research areas to ensure conformance with the goals and objectives of the department.
Dissects postnatal mouse brains and prepares primary neuronal culture weekly as well as prepares and maintains cell lines as
Prepares culture medium and reagents, troubleshoots to maintain the consistency of the cell culture quality and prepares other biochemical mediums and reagents for the lab.
Performs standard molecular cloning and DNA maxiprep.
Participates in the evaluation of the existing procedures, suggesting revisions where necessary and proposing new procedures where required.
Keeps a record of lab ordering and receiving as well as common laboratory procedures and resources.
Maintains lab notebooks and presents findings at national meetings and composes manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.