Research Technician, Infectious Disease


HMH HOSPITALS CORPORATION Nutley Requisition # 2022-123431 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Address111 Ideation Way, Nutley, 07110

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Overview

The Zimmerman lab is recruiting a Research Technician, Infectious Disease who will use in vitro assays and chromatographic separation coupled to mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) to enable drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic (DMPK) research studies.  The Zimmerman lab at the Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) uses state-of-the-art instrumentation and techniques to study DMPK properties of pre-clinical and clinical anti-infective drug candidates. Our extensive knowledge of DMPK drug profiling and the state of the art mass spectrometry platform consisting of AB Sciex and High Resolution Thermo Orbitrap based mass spectrometry are used to support an array of drug discovery programs of both academic and pharmaceutical origins.  Additionally, our novel laser capture microdissection technique enables microscopic spatial quantitation of drugs in hard-to-treat sites of infection that were previously too minute to profile for drug distribution. The quantitative results of this technique are used to drive the design of new drug regimens for treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in phase 3 clinical trials. The mass spectrometry facility at CDI is also a core resource for the Georgetown University National Cancer Institute-designated Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC). 
The Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI), was established by Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) as an academic basic and translational research enterprise to rapidly translate science innovation to the clinic to improve outcomes for patients with cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune disease and other acute and chronic diseases.  The CDI has grown rapidly since its origins in 2019, and now has 18 labs, 150 scientists and support personnel, who are supported by more than 85 grants and contracts. Areas of expertise include genomics, epigenetics, drug resistance, stem cell biology, drug discovery, diagnostics and biomarker development, and pharmacology.

Responsibilities

A day in the life of a Research Technician, Infectious Disease at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Performs general laboratory functions including but not limited to equipment maintenance and restocking.
  • Assists in designing and performing experiments and data analysis.
  • Maintains accurate notes and records of all research performed.
  • Performs data collection and interpretation of results.
  • Creates reports from analysis of initial observations and conclusions.
  • Establishes experimental protocols, design and documentation.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the lab.
  • Recommends changes to the lab practices and procedures.
  • Uses necessary equipment to perform studies.
  • Maintains lab space.
  • Learns about and shares with laboratory members the latest advances in laboratory techniques being used.
  • Communicates issues to the Principal Investigator, Laboratory Manager or Department Chair.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.

Qualifications

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent training.
  • Minimum of 1 or more years of experience.
  • Ability to work independently and have a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Flexible in work schedule. Must be available to occasionally come to the laboratory on a weekend day or stay late for a given experiment.
  • Lab specific technical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills that include but are not limited to Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms.

 

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • B.Sc. or Master's degree.
  • Experience working in a BSL2/BSL3 lab facility.
  • Experience with small animal handling.
  • Other lab specific.

 

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Lab specific.

 

Licenses and Certifications Preferred:

  • Lab specific.

 

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

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