Instructor/Assistant Professor

Newark, New Jersey, United States

Job description

Commensurate With Experience

Posting Summary
The new faculty member will be responsible for directing antibiotic drug discovery projects in the Connell laboratory funded by the NIHDARPA, and other federal entities. The faculty member will also lead initiatives to work with several companies (including but not limited to GSK, Jacobus Pharmaceuticals, Labcyte) to examine drug susceptibilities in bacteria including M. tuberculosis and Select Agents. She/he will supervise technicians and students in basic science experimental design and execution, be responsible for preparing progress reports, direct technicians to assist in managerial activities such as monitoring lab expenditures and keeping track of supplies. Advanced skills and knowledge in molecular biology, bacterial genetics, bacterial pathogenesis, high containment microbiology (Biosafety Level Three procedures), mammalian cell culture and statistical analysis are required. In addition, the new faculty member should have experience with Select Agents and be well versed in regulatory aspects of the Federal Select Agent Program. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Infectious Disease Division is a leader in clinical and basic research into emerging infectious diseases including HIV, tuberculosis and select agents, and is a major recipient of federal, foundation, and pharmaceutical grants.

Minimum Education and Experience
Candidates at various levels of experience are encouraged to apply, as mentoring will be available and encouraged. Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is New Jersey’s premier academic and clinical teaching university; this position requires a strong commitment to research and training in antibacterial drug discovery.

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education.