• Research Specialist I

    Requisition # 2018-9616
    Date Posted 4 weeks ago(11/14/2018 3:40 PM)
    Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
    Research and Laboratory
    Full-Time / Part-Time
  • Overview

    Associate Professor Andrea L. Graham seeks a Research Specialist to join her laboratory in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University.  The Graham Group’s research interests include immune cell and parasite dynamics within hosts, parasite transmission between hosts, and, more generally, the evolutionary ecology of immunity, infection, and disease.  The group mostly studies mammalian hosts, both in the lab and in the field.   



    The responsibilities of the Research Specialist will include: laboratory workspace optimization; planning and execution of experiments, including sampling of animals in long-term studies; development and execution of immunoassays; cell culture; optimization and deployment of flow cytometry protocols for analysis of cell subpopulations; extraction and analysis of DNA and RNA; supervision of technical aspects of undergraduate projects; curation of field sample collections; and laboratory management (e.g., providing safety and technical training for new personnel, ordering supplies, preparing reagents, and arranging maintenance and repair of equipment).


    • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field of science, plus at least 2 years of research experience in immunology, parasitology and/or cell biology. 
    • Animal handling experience is also essential, as are strong skills in flow cytometry.  Furthermore, previous experience in cell culture, immunoassays, supervision of other laboratory personnel, and general laboratory management are essential.
    • Ability to work independently as well as to lead a team, attention to detail in laboratory work, and meticulous record-keeping are paramount.
    • Strong organizational skills and excellent communication skills are also essential. 
    • Finally, the post will require the ability to review agreed goals, to analyze processes necessary to achieve those goals, and to
      develop techniques and systems required to meet those goals. 
    • Experience with live-trapping of animals in the field, microbiological research methods, and/or animal breeding is preferred.


    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, 010

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Physical Capacity Exam Required


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