Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Principal Laboratory Technician for the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Functions as a group leader for performing basic Molecular Biology assays, including DNA/RNA isolation, electrophoresis, quality control measurements, PCR and other related techniques.
Works with several robotic systems for high-throughput analysis.
Trains new employees and assign duties to COLT employees within the group.
Under broad guidance and direction, functions as the group leader and instructor for laboratory technicians, laboratory assistants, and students of a large university laboratory and/or teaching program. Provides professional-level laboratory technical support involving the application of scientific research methods and techniques.
Performs and oversees the performance of multistage purifications, other assays, and tests; the propagation of non-animal specimens and cell cultures; the preparation of tissues, chemicals, and living subjects for testing: the breeding of small animals; and related duties.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline.
A combination of two years college-level science curriculum plus two years laboratory technician or relevant laboratory research-study experience carrying out research protocols and tests may be substituted for the degree.
An additional equivalent amount of college-level study in an appropriate science curriculum may take the place of the experience in the above combination.
Also requires knowledge of scientific empirical procedures.
Must understand the fundamentals of the science; read and understand technical documents; perform complex scientific routines, protocols, and tests; articulate data to researcher; give clear directions to others; lift and move up to 30 pounds; and operate and maintain sophisticated equipment.
Requires the ability to group lead.
Requires the ability to record and maintain data in computerized and non-computerized formats.
Must be able to communicate effectively. Will be required to participate in required occupational health and safety programs.
May require a valid driver’s license, two years driving experience, and successful completion of the Rutgers Defensive Driving Course.
Regular workweek may include evening and/or weekend work.
Experience in working with StarLIMS system, DNA and/or biochemical extraction, blood cell separation, laboratory reagent preparation and biohazardous material handling.
Fluidigm Biomark HR real time PCR platform, Biomek FX (fluid robotics); Ion-Torrent DNA sequencer; Illumina HiSeq, MiSeq and NextSeq Bead Array Genome Analyzers; Illumina iScan array scanner; Caliper Sciclone Next Generation robotic genomic sequencer; Caliper G-X Gene Chip RNA and DNA separation apparatus; ABI thermocyclers; Affymetrix Gene Titan microarray instrumentation. Incubators, BioSafety Cabinets, Centrifuges, Pipet-Aids, Microscopes, -80 Freezers, Liquid Nitrogen Dewars and Freezers, Spectrophotometers.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Excellent manual dexterity skills.
Ability to lift light- to medium-weight objects and work with low-level background noise from instrumentation.
Requires occasional weekend, evening, and holiday hours.
Posting Number: 20ST0746
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 113664
About Rutgers University
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. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.