Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Laboratory Technician for the Waksman Institute.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Supports research in an externally funded program, reporting to the laboratory Principle Investigator (PI).
Manages and organizes laboratory.
Orders supplies and maintains inventory.
Provides technical assistance in a biological research laboratory to members of that laboratory.
Analyzes bioinformatic data to assist members of the lab.
Acts as liaison between the PI and members of the lab, vendor sales representatives, REHS safety staff, and administrative support within the Waksman Institute.
Under the immediate guidance and direction of a senior technician or other supervisor, provides routine technical support relative to scientific research work or projects of a laboratory and/or teaching program.
Collects and completes basic preparation of samples and specimens.
Performs standard and repetitive physical, chemical, and biological tests on materials, substances, and/or living subjects.
Prepares media, substances, solutions, and reagents and performs related duties as required.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a high school/vocational school education or equivalent with coursework completed in the relevant science area(s) and one year of research study experience.
An equivalent amount of college-level study in an appropriate science curriculum may be substituted for the experience.
Requires a practical understanding and a working knowledge of basic scientific techniques, and the ability to lift and move up to 30 pounds.
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.
Previous experience with Arabidopsis thaliana or other plant species.
Experience in standard Molecular Biology techniques including DNA subcloning, purification, and transformation.
Knowledge and experience with PCR.
Previously performed genetic experiments and understand the fundamentals of genetic analysis.
Ability to sit or stand 2-3 hours in laboratory areas.
Ability to walk 2-3 hours within a facility.
Ability to reach above/below the shoulder, bend at the knees and waist.
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
Must be technically skilled. Must also have the ability to read, understand, and evaluate scientific protocols and scientific literature in the biological sciences.
Must have basic working ability and experience with computers.
Posting Number: 21ST0191
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 125745
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.