Research Specialist I/II Princeton University Princeton University 197 reviews


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.

The lab seeks a full-time Research Specialist I/II to assist with research and daily operation. The specialist will work closely with postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to design and execute cutting edge experiments.

This position is a term appointment of two years with possibility of renewal.

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


  • 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.


Essential qualifications:

  • 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.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 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.

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

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

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