Senior Research Associate

HMH HOSPITALS CORPORATION Nutley Requisition # 2022-108657 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours8:30am-5:00pm Address111 Ideation Way, Nutley, 07110

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The Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI), located 8 miles outside New York City, 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 including 22 National Institutes of Health (NIH) prime grants, as well as grants from the Gates Foundation, Department of Defense (DoD), Pharma and Biotech. Areas of expertise include genomics, epigenetics, drug resistance, stem cell biology, drug discovery, diagnostics and biomarker development, and pharmacology.

The Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) is offering a Sr. Research Associate position in the field of infectious and inflammatory diseases. The lab is interested in drug discovery against multidrug resistant bacterial infections, mechanisms of antifungal drug resistance, studies of drug action at sites of infection, rapid detection of drug resistant bloodstream and respiratory pathogens in high-risk patients, and the application of small animal models for high-threat pathogens. Key areas of focus include: a. Drug discovery against multidrug resistant bacteria causing both systemic and wound Infections b. Rapid detection of respiratory and bloodstream infections and associated resistance markers c. Developing and running BSL2/BSL3 small animal infection models for bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens d. Delivering small animal infection models for ESKAPE, TB and select agent bacterial pathogens to evaluate lead compounds. The research program incorporates both basic preclinical and translational research and is aimed towards clinical translation of its most promising discoveries. This role will conduct basic or translational research under the supervision of a full-time Associate Member.


A day in the life of a Senior Research Associate at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Conducts in vitro and in vivo research and/or laboratory specific tasks and experiments under general supervision.
  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets data.
  • Creates reports from analysis of initial observations and conclusions.
  • Recommends changes to experimental protocols, design, and documentation.
  • Handles complex issues and problems and refers only the most complex issues to higher-level staff.
  • Provides coaching and/or mentoring.
  • Presents findings at national conferences.
  • Publish results in reputable peer-reviewed journals.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 

  • Hold a M.D. or Ph.D. degree from an accredited medical school or graduate level institution and a minimum of four years of post-doctoral research experience or other applicable research experience in a qualified laboratory, or a master's degree in a relevant science with a minimum of 5 years of related research experience.
  • Minimum of two peer-reviewed publications from prior work experience.
  • Experience conducting and designing research projects.
  • A minimum of 1 yeat of experience working with animal infection models in infectious disease 
  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge of subject matter
  • Strong organization skills with attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 

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

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