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Research Specialist I / Research Specialist II

Posted by: Princeton University - Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

Posted date: May-14-2019

Location: Princeton, NJ

Research Specialist I/II Position
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

Position Summary
The Wang Lab in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I / Research Specialist II. The rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. We develop new physical and engineering tools to study the behaviors of biomolecules at the single-molecule level. The candidate will participate in a highly collaborative project to study protein oligomerization pathway using our recently published single-molecule platform (J. Chem. Phys. 148, 123319 and Nat. Method 11, 555). We seek a motivated and highly organized individual to contribute to experimental design, data acquisition and data analysis associated with the project.

The ideal candidate is one who seeks professional development and is therefore interested in reading the current scientific literature and thinking critically about solving research problems. The role has great potential for the advancement of skills to pursue a research career in either academic or industrial settings.

Salary will include the full benefits package. The position is open and review of applications will begin immediately. The anticipated start-date is July. 1st, 2019 or later. This will be a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance.

Responsibilities include:
- Sample preparation and data acquisition.
- Data analysis.
- Summarize and write up scientific findings.
- Help maintain lab infrastructure.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- A bachelor's or master's degree in physical sciences (preferred), engineering or biology related fields.
- A strong interest in applying quantitative, physical measurements to biological systems.
- Basic knowledge of programming in either Matlab/C/Java/python.
- 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:
- Familiarity with microscopy/optical instrumentation.
- Knowledge of basic molecular biology skills.

How to Apply:
- Applications must be submitted online at:
https://research-princeton.icims.com/jobs/10342/resea rch-specialist-i-ii/job
and include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references.

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. EEO IS THE LAW
Job Title Research Specialist I / Research Specialist II
Post Details
Email lgallagh(at)princeton.edu
Employer's Website lsi.princeton.edu
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Technician
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Princeton, NJ
Key Words physical sciences, engineering, biology, technician
Start Date July 1st or later
Salary Competitive + benefits