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Research Associate I

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Research Associate I
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department NJMS-Psychiatry

New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating universitywide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.

Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.

Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Posting Summary

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is seeking a Research Associate I for the Department of Psychiatry. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Research Associate I performs professional level experiments and research using various techniques. The Research Associate I conducts research using mouse models of neuropsychiatric disorders, including behavioral analysis, surgery, dissections, preparation of tissue for electrophysiological, biochemical and histological analysis.

  • Performs research independently or as assigned, relating to investigatory activities of the laboratory, followed by appropriate reports, recommendations and conclusions.
  • Involved in rodent handling, breeding, and genotyping.
  • Trains and leads students through various laboratory related activities.
  • Generates, compiles and presents data with appropriate conclusions, recommendations, etc. pertinent to research activity.
  • Performs experimental procedures including Western blotting, PCR, immunohistochemistry, electrophysiology and behavioral analysis.
  • Presents at lab meetings and/or scientific conferences.
Position Status Part Time
Hours Per Week 19
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 26S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 62816.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 76248.500
Annual Maximum Salary 89681.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Ph.D. Degree or equivalent in a relevant science.
  • Two (2) years of related research experience in rodent handling, surgical procedures including regulation of anesthesia, administration of injections (IV/IP/IM/SC/IT), immunohistochemical experimentation including fixation methods of tissues, antibody staining and detection, and ability to conduct tissue dissection, protein purification and preparation of samples using high throughput methods.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
  • Lab is equipped for in vitro electrophysiology with surgical instruments, Faraday cage, and microscopes.
  • Behavioral testing room equipped with several behavioral testing devices such as a rotarod, 3-chamber sociability, an elevated plus shaped maze.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2957
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details

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