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:
Under general guidance and direction, provides professional level laboratory technical support involving the application of scientific research methods and techniques.
Performs histopathology techniques such as processing and embedding, FFPE sectioning, staining and microscopy.
Tracks sample location and life cycle in STARLIMS.
May be trained on and utilize additional technologies as required.
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 relevant laboratory technician or 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 be substituted for the experience in the above combination.
Requires knowledge of scientific empirical procedures.
Must understand the fundamentals of the science.
Must read and understand technical documents.
Must perform basic scientific routines, protocols, and tests and articulate data to researchers.
Must lift and move up to 30 pounds
Must operate and maintain sophisticated equipment.
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 working in a high throughput histopathology lab on a variety of techniques preferred.
Ability to lift light- to medium-weight objects and work with low-level background noise from instrumentation.
Experience with histology and processing of tissue samples is required. This position will be responsible primarily for sectioning, and processing and embedding tissue samples.
Requires occasional weekend, evening, and holiday hours.
Posting Number: 20ST0807
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 113690
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.