Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Senior Research Associate for the Department of Neurosurgery at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Under the direction of the Vice Chair of Research, or other designated Institute Member, this position is responsible to conduct scientific investigations in collaboration with other researchers and research teams; takes on initiative to manage individual research projects and independent design and execution of experiments after consultation with the Vice Chair of Research. This position may manage subordinate staff to assist with research projects; contributes to meeting regulatory compliance (IACUC, IBC) and to the compilation of regulatory protocols; designs, tests and evaluates methods and protocols for research projects; analyzes, summarizes, and organizes collected data, and publishes results of investigations in professional journals and is capable of working with a high level of independence. The Senior Research Associate offers advice and brings expertise to the research team, is responsible for the scientific operations of the laboratory, and submits grant applications to obtain independent research funding.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Performs various research, statistical analyses, and related operations relative to ongoing investigatory activities of a laboratory.
Analyzes and interprets experimental data and publishes results.
Competes for independent peer-reviewed external funding; and contributes to grant applications for the Vice Chair of Research.
Supervises residents, junior research assistants, graduate students, and student workers in the laboratory.
Actively collaborates with colleagues to develop research ideas; shares theoretical and technical expertise with colleagues; collaborates with colleagues to strategize and assesses effectiveness of studies; collates and analyzes complex data.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD in Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biology, or a related discipline; plus at least four (4) years of postdoctoral research experience; including three (3) years of progressively more responsible research management experience.
Equivalent education, experience and/or training may be substituted for the education requirements.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated competence in investigation, research and project management.
Theoretical and technical knowledge of the research subject matter; demonstrate the ability to independently form hypotheses; design and perform experiments; develops new techniques and ability to conduct bench research with a low level of supervision; knowledge of computers and data analysis; ability to summarize and present research data.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, ability to multi-task, and the ability to work well with others in a team environment.
Posting Number: 20ST0978
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 115333
About Rutgers University
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