Research Specialist I/II

6 days ago(1/12/2018 9:57 AM)
Molecular Biology
Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time
Name of Lab


Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a Research Specialist position to join a laboratory focused on microbiology.  The successful candidate will work with the P.I. and senior lab staff to design and perform experiments.



Specific duties will include:

  • techniques such as bacterial culture growth and assessment
  • cloning
  • PCR
  • DNA sequence analysis
  • bioluminescence and fluorescence reporter assays
  • SDS gel analyses
  • Western blots
  • bacterial mutagenesis and phenotypic screening
  • protein purification and analysis and some microscopy


There will be the opportunity to learn basic benchtop automation techniques. There will be some routine lab maintenance, organization, safety and ordering duties. 


Rank/level will be commensurate with the qualifications of the selected candidate. 


  • Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences plus 1-3 years of previous laboratory experience is required (previous experience with microbiology is desired) or Master's degree with 4+ years experience in molecular biology and/or genetics and/or biochemistry
  • Basic molecular biology methods and computer literacy are essential 
  • Strong background in molecular biology and/or genetics and/or biochemistry is highly desirable. 
  • Must be highly motivated and have demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and carry out independent research.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to communicate effectively, to work as part of a team and a willingness to learn new techniques are necessary traits.


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

Salary Grade

RSP, 020

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required



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