Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Lab Technician for the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Provides laboratory and management support involving the application of scientific research methods and techniques pertaining to cell engineering and cell therapy platform development.
Performs independent studies, multistage purifications, assays, maintains cell cultures and participates in animal surgeries.
Organizes reports and maintains communication with collaborative university affiliated partners.
Responsible for device and data management, biosafety and equipment training, managing lab supply chain, equipment calibration and maintenance, and managing good laboratory practices in accordance with university guidelines.
Contributes in writing and reviewing grant proposals, project reports and publication submissions when necessary.
Under general guidance and direction, provides professional level laboratory technical support duties involving the application of scientific research methods and techniques.
Performs multistage purifications, other assays, and tests; propagates non-animal specimens and cell cultures; prepares tissues, chemicals, and/or living subjects for testing.
May conduct breeding of small animals and performs related duties as assigned.
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 with cell/tissue culture, flow cytometry, gene expression profiling, and mouse model development and testing are not required but highly desired.
Knowledge of software for statistical tools, visual aid preparation, and complex data analysis (e.g. FloJo) is desired.
Cell culture in manufacturing vessels requires ability to handle vessels weighing 10-20lbs.
Occasional lifting of boxes and other equipment that may exceed 30 lbs.
Must be comfortable conducting research with rodents and clear relevant medical tests.
Must be able to work in a lab environment including use of chemical and biological hazardous materials.
Posting Number: 19ST4632
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 104626
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.