Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Laboratory Technician for the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR).
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assists with the daily operations of the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR) a Molecular Genetics and Cellular Biology Laboratory.
Assists with the reprogramming of primary source cells into induced pluripotent stem cells, expansion and cryopreservation of these cell lines for long-term storage.
Performs routine laboratory procedures involved in these processes and help maintain accurate computer records via dedicated databases and statistical records.
General Summary: 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.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Cell and molecular biology techniques including and not limited to: nucleic acid extraction, blood cell separation, tissue culture, laboratory reagent preparation and biohazardous material handling.
Familiarity with data handling and data entry.
NIH Computer Awareness Training.
Experience with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and general database and statistical software.
Knowledge of BioSafety Handling, Right-To-Know, HIPPA Regulations and LIMS.
Must be able to read and understand technical documents and manage multiple tasks.
Must be able to communicate effectively with other people in a laboratory environment.
Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisors and trainers.
Requires professional and courteous behavior in the regular course of interpersonal contacts.
Prefer experience in induced pluripotent stem cell culture, DNA and/or biochemical extraction, blood cell separation, tissue culture, laboratory reagent preparation and bio-hazardous Material Handling.
Experience with database management and LIMS systems preferred.
Equipment will include and not be limited to: incubators, biosafety cabinets, centrifuges, pipet-aids, microscopes, controlled rate freezers, -80 freezers, liquid nitrogen dewars and freezers, glass ampule sealing machines, CO2 manifold system, nucleic acid extractors, liquid handling instruments, sample handling instruments (cappers, de-cappers, aliquot organization).
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must have excellent manual dexterity skills; will work with bio-hazardous materials.
Must be able to lift light to medium weight objects and work with low-level background noise from instrumentation.
Must be able to operate scientific instruments, computers and perform detailed work.
Requires occasional weekend, evening, and holiday hours.
Posting Number: 19ST3187
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 95337
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.