Research Specialist I

Requisition # 2017-7369
Department Chemistry
Category Research and Laboratory
Date Posted 4/13/2017
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline ..


The Princeton University Department of Chemistry seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I/II position working in the area of nucleic acid chemical biology in the laboratory of Ralph Kleiner. The Kleiner laboratory is a new research group that develops and applies chemical biology approaches to investigate fundamental biological mechanisms regulating nucleic acid function in the cell. We are particularly interested in examining the function of chemical modifications occurring on RNA.

In order to apply, please submit a cover letter, resume/CV (including GPA if recent graduate), and contact information for 3 references.This position is a one-year term position, with possibility of renewal based on funding and successful performance.

Proposed Start Date: June-September 2017


Include (but are not not limited to):
  • Performing experiments and research tasks independently
  • Working collaboratively with Professor Kleiner and other lab reserachers
  • Providing research support to the laboratory
  • Ordering supplies and lab equipment
  • Organizing supplies and maintaining laboratory reagent inventories


Essential Qualifications
  • B.A. degree in chemistry, molecular biology or a related field
  • Prior laboratory research experience
  • Highly motivated, dedicated, and problem-solving oriented
  • Organized and meticulous
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • Outstanding academic record with a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, molecular biology or a related field
  • Experience in organic synthesis and analytical methods such as NMR, HPLC, mass spectrometry
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques including PCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning, and Western Blotting

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)


Comments Related to End Date

Proposed Start Date - June-September 2017 - One year term position

Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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