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Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Research Associate in United States

Research Associate

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Research Associate

Department Waksman Inst of Microbiology

Salary Commensurate With Experience

Posting Summary

The Waksman Institute at Rutgers University seeks to fill a position as Research Associate. The Waksman Institute is home to over 15 faculty members who use a broad range of approaches and experimental systems in numerous well-funded research programs. The Institute is part of a vibrant and interactive life sciences community that includes the School of Arts and Sciences Division of Life Sciences, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Position Status

COVID-19 Immunization Requirement

Posting Number 19FA1487

Posting Open Date

Posting Close Date


Minimum Education and Experience

Requires a PhD in structural biology or an allied field and at least four years relevant postdoctoral experience.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Requires in-depth understanding and hands-on experience in preparation, functional characterization, crystallization, synchrotron x-ray data collection, SIR , MIR , MAD , and MR x-ray structure determination, structure refinement, and structure analysis of recombinant proteins, nucelic acids, and complexes thereof.

Requires in-depth understanding and interest in obtaining hands-on experience in cryo-EM grid preparation, cryo-EM data collection, cryo-EM, structure determination, structure refinement, and structure analysis of recombinant proteins, nucleic acids, and complexes thereof.

Requires in-depth understanding and hands-on experience in molecular cloning, sequencing, and site-directed mutagenesis.

Experience in structural and functional analysis of RNA polymerase and RNA polymerase complexes preferred.

Experience in chromatography (including FPLC and preferably including HPLC ) and electrophoresis required. Experience in work with chemical hazards, cryological hazards, and radiological hazards required. Experience in work with biological hazards (biosafety levels 1 and 2) preferred.

Effective spoken and written English required.

High level of computer literacy required.

Equipment Utilized

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Average to above-average levels of mobility expected for laboratory environment.,

Average to above-average levels of upper-body strength expected for for lifting and working with bioreactors, large-volume culture flasks, Dewar flasks, cryo reservoirs, and other heavy items..



Posting Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Quick Link to Posting https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/89874

Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Home Location Campus Rutgers University - New Brunswick



Location Details

Busch campus

Waksman Institute

190 Frelinghuysen Rd.

Piscataway, NJ 08854

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees (https://policies.rutgers.edu/60-1-35-currentpdf) , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals (https://policies.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/100-3-1-current.pdf) , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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