Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Laboratory Technician at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Responsible for executing laboratory experiments outlined by the Director, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey or a member of laboratory team.
Performs cell culture, western blot, qPCR, immunofluorescence staining and confocal imaging, tissue sectioning and staining, mice breeding and genotyping.
Attends journal clubs and other educational activities, as deemed appropriate by lab management team.
Assists in design and execution of experiments, maintains laboratory notebooks, and assists with routine laboratory projects, as directed.
Assists in the preparation and submission of grants and manuscripts.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Associate’s degree in a relevant science, is required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to organize assigned laboratory work and develop effective work methods.
Demonstrated ability to follow laboratory safety policies and perform simple laboratory procedures.
Occasional overtime is required.
Demonstrated ability to learn laboratory database for data entry work.
Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
B.S., B.A. or higher degree, is preferred.
Biological Science degree, is preferred.
Previous experience in laboratory techniques including molecular biology, cell biology and tissue culture experiments is preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Physical Demands: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs.
Work Environment: Lab environment. Moderate noise. Exposure to blood, excrement, anti-neoplastic drugs and possible exposure to infectious and communicable diseases. Universal precautions are mandatory. Exposure to hazardous chemicals.hazardous chemicals.
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