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Research Associate

Newark Metro Area, NJ

Post Date: 08/07/2018 Job ID: JN -082018-22243 Job Type: Scientific
Description:
The candidate will provide laboratory support by means of data generation and analysis for clinical trial biomarker strategies, publications and internal study reports. Responsibilities will include:
Performing in vitro and ex vivo testing of compounds on immune cells and tumor cells to evaluate mechanisms of drug response and resistance, to identify pharmacodynamic markers and to develop rational drug combination strategies
Performing in vitro co-culture assays with immune cells and tumor cells to assess drug effects by flow cytometry
Performing molecular and cell biological techniques including, flow cytometry analysis, RNA preparation qRT-PCR analysis, western blot, and proliferation assays
Participating in translational team meetings by presenting data and providing interpretation of experimental results
Keeping up-to-date on current techniques, new technologies and trends within their field of work
Helping to cultivate a positive and productive working relationships with colleagues

Skills:
A Bachelor s degree in the Life Sciences with at least 6+ years of research experience or 3+ years of research experience and a Master s degree. No PhD candidates.
Experience with tissue culture, immune and cell line co-cultures and working with PBMCs.
Significant flow cytometry experience.
Proficient with general skills of molecular cell biology, such as RNA isolation, RT-PCR, Western Blotting, Luminex, and basic cellular assays (e.g. proliferation/apoptosis).
Experience with PowerPoint, FlowJo and GraphPad Prism software
Communication and writing skills necessary to effectively convey data and interpretations with internal groups and at external meetings.
Problem solving skills to resolve technical issues.
Ability to manage time efficiently to meet project team deadlines and exhibit flexibility and adaptability to changing projects, work assignments and priorities.
Solid understanding of scientific mechanisms and experimental techniques, with knowledge of signal transduction, immunology, cancer cell biology, drug discovery and translational medicine a plus.


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