Research Scientist

Job description

The department of Biology at The College of New Jersey seeks a full time research scientist to conduct research in the area of molecular biology/biochemistry beginning November 30, 2020 (start date is negotiable). The research scientist will work on the experiments associated with a federally-funded research project and will work in the laboratory space of Dr. Zaara Sawar, Assistant Professor of Biology. This is an NIH grant-funded position for a period, with the possibility of renewal pending additional funding. Main Responsibilities:
  • The Research Scientist will conduct experiments that are directly related to an externally-funded grant. The Research Scientist will have opportunities to work with undergraduates on his/her research, but the position has no teaching or service responsibilities.
  • Required Qualifications:
    • Ability to work independently using basic techniques in cellular and molecular biology
    • Excellent interpersonal, trouble-shooting, organizational, and communication skills
    • Ability to communicate about research findings, in written and oral forms
    • Seek and maintain external funding in order to support the research scientist position

    About TCNJ

    TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings, including the fourth-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. Contact Information Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks. To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.




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    Job No: 20001269
    Posted: 11/9/2020
    Application Due: 1/8/2021
    Work Type:
    Salary: Negotiable