Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a Research Specialist position to join a laboratory focused on studying antibiotic resistance, a global public health crisis. The outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria acts as an impervious barrier to toxic molecules and antibiotics, resulting in difficult to treat infections. The Silhavy lab aims to understand the biogenesis of the outer membrane using genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology.
- Performs PCR, western blotting, gel electrophoresis, and molecular cloning.
- Develops and implements new lab protocols. Troubleshoots technical protocols.
- Intellectual contribution by reading and keeping up with literature.
- Assists with laboratory organization, shipping, ordering, and receiving.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent
- 1 year of molecular biology laboratory experience.
- Must be detail oriented, highly motivated, and dedicated.
- Excellent written and oral English communication skills.
- Prior experience with sterile technique, PCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning and western blotting.
- Experience working with E. coli or other bacteria.
- Bachelor's degree in molecular biology or related field.
Standard Weekly Hours: 36.25 Eligible for Overtime: Yes Benefits Eligible: Yes Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail): No Estimated Appointment End Date: 4/1/2023 Comments Related to End Date: two-year term position with possibility of renewal Physical Capacity Exam Required: No Valid Driver's License Required: No : #LI-GR1