Research Staff Openings - Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Research

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Position TitleResearch Staff Openings - Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary ResearchAdvertised TitleResearch Staff Openings - Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary ResearchLocationTroy, NY CampusSearch NumberR19-00142Full Time/Part TimeFull TimePortfolioDivision of ResearchBusiness UnitCenter for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary StudiesJob Summary

The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute interweaves life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering into the fields of biotechnology and medicine, opening exciting new pathways to innovation and discovery. From complex biological networks to nanoscale assemblies that mimic biological processes, CBIS is a powerhouse of academic and research advancement. More than 200 CBIS scientists and engineers are working here to uncover the molecular basis of biological mechanisms and disease, using biological systems as the basis for new therapeutics, and developing new cellular niches critical in tissue regeneration.

CBIS seeks applications from talented researchers for Research Staff positions at various levels. These researchers will enable Principal Investigators to conduct research projects in their research area of interest. Researchers in CBIS are involved in a variety of science and engineering disciplines, including:

• biomedical engineering
• biochemical engineering
• chemical engineering
• scale-up engineering
• chemistry
• analytical chemistry
• enzymology
• molecular biology
• pharmacology
• and other related fields

Hiring will depend upon qualifications & the current needs of the Center.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) in a field related to the Principal Investigator’s research area of interest. Candidates with a relevant advanced degree, and additional years of paid professional experience in a related position are especially desired.

Postdoctoral Research applications are also accepted here, as opportunities may exist from time to time. Postdoctoral Research Associates must have completed a Ph.D. or foreign degree equivalent in a field that is directly related to the Principal Investigator’s funding and research program needs.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional opportunities exist for those with a relevant advanced degree, publication record, and/or significant additional years of paid professional experience in a related position. Individuals who possess these qualifications and who have the potential to, or a demonstrated track record of being able to build collaborative external partnerships are especially desirable. Relevant combinations of training, education and experience will be considered.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.
- Ability to understand and follow directions.
- Analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills.
- Knowledge of and ability to pay strict attention to research protocol.
- Ability to organize and work on multiple complex tasks.
- Computer literacy, including ability to use a variety of software packages to analyze data.
- Ability to collect, record, analyze and interpret data using appropriate field specific systems, equipment and techniques.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Ability to perform original research through self-direction and as part of a research team.
- Ability to set up and conduct sound experimental procedures.

Job Posted DateIn order to receive full consideration you must apply byJob Close DateNew/Replacement PositionNewOther Position RequirementsAdditional InformationInstructions for ApplyingQuicklink DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for Three (3) or more references
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Research
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Letter of Reference 2
  4. Letter of Reference 3
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you a current RPI employee?
    • Yes
    • No




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Posted: 6/4/2019
Application Due: 11/3/2019
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