Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Laboratory Technician for the lab of Dr. Adam Gormley, Department of Biomedical Engineering (www.gormleylab.com). Under the immediate guidance of Dr. Gormley, provides routine technical support relative to scientific research work or projects of a laboratory.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Conducts lab experiments including enzyme assays, operation of laboratory robotics, and material synthesis/characterization
Manages the day-to-day operations of a lab
Manages supply chain/equipment/inventory
Supports the draft of manuscripts/grants/protocols/patents
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.
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.
Bachelors (or equivalent) in biomedical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry or related discipline. Previous experience with the following abilities is preferred: pipetting, basic assays, UV-Vis plate reader, reagent/buffer preparation.
UV-Vis plate reader, pipettes.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Expect to spend several hours per day in the lab, which involves standing for long periods.
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