A full-time Research Specialist I/II position is available in the laboratory of Dr. John Jimah at Princeton University. We study the mechanisms of membrane remodeling processes in malaria and related parasites. We apply a multidisciplinary approach with tools from cell biology, biochemistry, and structural biology (cryo-electron microscopy and tomography) to investigate how parasite proteins enable cellular processes including endocytosis and the biogenesis of organelles. This position offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to a vibrant research program, and Dr. Jimah is a committed to fostering the career development of all members of the research group. This position will be within the Molecular Biology Department, an innovative, vibrant, collegial, collaborative, and excellent research environment. Princeton University is in an idyllic town midway between New York City and Philadelphia, with convenient train access to both cities.
The main responsibilities of the research specialist will be the maintenance of Plasmodium and Toxoplasma cultures and gene editing of parasites by CRISPR/Cas9. The research specialist will also have the opportunity to develop their own independent research project. Attention to detail, precision, good record keeping, organization, time-management and communication skills are essential. The research specialist will have the opportunity to learn a variety of molecular biology, biochemical/biophysical, and structural biology techniques in a collaborative, vibrant, and supportive environment.
The position is available starting January 2022 with a negotiable start date. Although the initial appointment is for a two-year term, it is renewable contingent on satisfactory performance and/or career plans of the candidate.
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