Research Technician, ICID


HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MED CNTR Hackensack Requisition # 2020-80904 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours8:30-5:00 Address30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, 07601

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Overview

How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

The Research Technician, ICID will work in the Dr. Dartois' lab under the supervision of Dir, Member Scientist to perform research in the field of Cancer and Infectious Diseases (ICID). The Research Tech, ICID will perform HPLC-MS/MS Bioanalysis to determine the distribution of standard drugs and drug candidates in healthy and tuberculosis-infected tissues. The Research Tech, ICID will also be responsible for independent research projects, data reporting, ordering, laboratory set-up, and maintenance of lab instruments. Dr. Dartois' research explores the fate of anti-mycobacterial drugs and other antibiotics from plasma to tissues, infected organs and single cells. Her laboratory uses imaging mass spectrometry and laser-capture microdissection to visualize the spatial distribution of drugs at the site of infection. This research is used to facilitate the development of new drugs and multi-drug regimens for the treatment of drug resistant tuberculosis

Responsibilities

A day in the life of Research Technician, ICID at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Accurately follow HPLC-MS/MS bioanalytical methods to quantify standard drugs and drug candidates in various biological tissues from mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, non-human primates and clinical samples to support pharmacokinetic studies (PK).
  • Develop quantitative HPLC-MS/MS methods for the quantification of tuberculosis drugs.
  • Use laser capture microdissection and HPLC-MS/MS to define the quantitative spatial distribution of drugs in infected tissues and organs.
  • Explore new methods and instrumentation to advance the field of bioanalytical HPLC-MS/MS analysis.
  • Create novel formulation strategies and make routine drug formulations for tuberculosis therapeutics.
  • Perform qualitative analysis of biological samples for identification of unknown drug metabolites and mechanism of action studies.
  • Determine pharmacokinetic drug parameters using non-compartmental pharmacokinetics.
  • Manage the lab and electronic records, maintain existing instruments, order and set-up new instruments.
  • Prepare reports and create new report templates in MS Word and Excel to document laboratory results.
  • Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.

Qualifications

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor's in biochemistry, chemistry, analytical chemistry or pharmacy.
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience. Entry level candidates with analytical chemistry knowledge or hands on lab experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Hands on experience performing experiments or running assays in academic or professional lab.
  • Proficiency in both MS Word and Excel.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Master's degree.
  • Hands-on experience with the use of HPLC, LC-MS/MS, and Orbitrap based LC-MS systems.
  • Knowledge of drug pharmacokinetics.
  • Experience in handling biological samples.

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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