• Research Specialist I/II

    Requisition # 2018-9208
    Date Posted 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Integrative Genomics
    Research and Laboratory
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Name of Lab
  • Overview

    The Adamson lab in the Molecular Biology Department and 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 study cellular stress response pathways and seek to understand how coordination of these pathways control cell behavior. Our goals are to (1) systematically delineate how human cells respond to changing conditions in both normal and disease states, and therefore achieve understanding of differential response activities, and (2) identify and characterize context-specific responses. For our work, we use and develop cutting-edge experimental technologies, including CRISPR-based gene editing, genome-scale genetic screens, and single-cell RNA-sequencing.


    We seek a motivated and highly organized individual to contribute to large-scale functional genomic screens, cell and molecular biology experiments, and various support activities in the lab. One immediate goal for this technician will be setting up the Adamson wet lab. Responsibilities will therefore include ordering equipment and supplies, setting up experimental devices, and establishing organizational systems for lab reagents. In addition, this technician will be expected to contribute to research efforts and analysis of data.


    The ideal candidate is one who seeks professional development and is therefore interested in reading the current scientific literature and thinking critically about experimental design. The role has great potential for the advancement of skills in sought after research technologies.


    Salary will include the full benefits package. The position is open and review of applications will begin immediately. The anticipated start-date is the 1st of September 2018 or later. This will be a two-year term position, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance.




    Specific duties include:

    • Lab organization, including equipment and supply purchasing, reagent management and inventory, communication and negotiation with vendors.
    • Molecular biology, including DNA/RNA preparation, PCR, sgRNA cloning (individual- and library-scale), single-cell RNA-sequencing, and NGS library preparation.
    • Cell biology, including tissue culture and flow cytometry.
    • Participation in research projects, including execution of well-controlled experiments and gathering of publication quality data.


    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology or related field.
    • Demonstrated skills in molecular and / or cell biology.
    • 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

    • Previous experience with CRISPR-Cas technologies and / or functional genomics is a bonus.
    • Experience with sequencing-based data analysis and / or basic programming is a huge plus.
    • The ideal candidate would be willing to commit to the position for at least two years.




    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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