Research Associate II (2)
- Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences- New Jersey Medical School
- Location: Newark, NJ
- Job Number: 7062645
- Posting Date: Dec 9, 2019
- Application Deadline: Dec 26, 2019
Job DescriptionUnder the direct supervision of a transplant surgery scientist, the Research Associate II will serve as a core member of the translational liver transplant research team of the Division of Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery. The research associate will be responsible for the independent conduct of a significant element of translational research in transplant immunology and will design and conduct highly specialized and technical research focused on clinical and translational evaluation of the human immune system prior to and following liver transplantation.
1. Performs various research and clinical technical operations relative to ongoing investigatory activities of a laboratory; may conduct independently or as assigned specialized research for a particular project.
2. Participates in the development of performance standards, selection of methodology and instrumentation and coordination of the analytical, biochemical, physiology and instrumentation functions with the clinical and research areas to ensure conformance with the goals and objectives of the department.
3. Assists in the conducting of continuous program of research and development regarding the analytical and instrumentation functions of the laboratory, participates in the evaluation of the existing procedures, suggesting revision where necessary and proposing new procedures where required.
4. Recruits eligible patients for IRB approved studies and carry out consent procedures as well as collect blood or other clinical specimen. Ensures study parameters are correctly applied and eligibility criteria are met.
5. Documents and files consent documents and ensures coding and confidentiality requirement. Organizes study files, data management procedures and logs. Participates in selected aspects of specimen processing or screening tests.
6. Coordinates and participates in the analysis of study data. Responsible for the extrapolation, collection, compilation, and. submission of data. This includes, but is not limited to, patient registration, treatment plans, adverse event documentation and reporting, clinical response, and long-term follow-up.
7. Maintains computer databases as required for study data and subject lists.
8. Acts as a liaison for divisional research studies with external and internal offices. Participates in the management of budget issues such as those related to the purchasing of supplies and equipment.
9. Immunologic laboratory experience, including cell and tissue culture, ELISA, Luminex, Flow cytometry, ELISpot, and immunohistochemistry. Molecular biology techniques including DNA and RNA isolation and processing, rtPCR, RNAseq, ImmunoSeq, PCR, Western Blot, Protein analysis. Metabolomics including Seahorse analysis. The candidate will be expected to utilize skills to provide technical research laboratory support in performing research experiments and to maintain records of data collection. They will also assist in the organization, tabulation, analysis of data, creation of figures, and preparation of grants, manuscripts, and presentations.
10. Processing, evaluation, and analysis of human blood and tissues samples as well as oversight of sample quality, cataloging, and organization will be required. In some cases, the associate may be required to obtain samples from the operating room or interact with patients. Maintenance and evaluation of clinical data and working with a clinical database will be required. Animal handling and surgical procedures are not required at present, but opportunities may arise in the future.
11. Performs various research and clinical technical operations independently or as assigned, relating to investigatory activities of a laboratory, followed by appropriate reports, recommendations and conclusions.
12. Participates in the development of performance standards, selection of methodology and instrumentation and coordination of the analytical, biochemical, physiology and instrumentation functions with the clinical and research areas to ensure conformance with the goals and objectives of the department.
13. Conducts a continuous program of research and development regarding the analytical and instrumentation functions of the laboratory, constantly evaluates existing procedures where required to keep methodology and procedures current.
14. Generates, compiles and presents statistical data with appropriate conclusions, recommendations, etc. pertinent to research activity.
15. Designs and modifies laboratory equipment to meet unique needs of research activity.