Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Supervisory Laboratory Operations for The Division of Life Sciences. This position provides a level of organization that coordinates daily laboratory instruction, preparation, communication, and safety for several teaching laboratories (Systems Physiology, Immunology, Histology and Parasitology) in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Division of Life Sciences.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assists in the design and development of protocols and provides training, supervision, and technical assistance to faculty, teaching assistants and students.
Coordinates the daily laboratory activities for 4 laboratory programs and provides support to graduate teaching assistants and assists in lab instruction.
Serves as requisition preparer, coordinates supply purchases, maintains records and inventory, implements budget, accounts for expenditures, maintains laboratory equipment in accordance to established procedures, as well as keeping abreast of equipment improvement.
Identifies problems, makes recommendations regarding refinements to protocols/manuals and equipment, evaluates effectiveness, and implements, upon approval of course instructor, leading to improvements and innovations for the laboratory program. Participates in discussions regarding the laboratory courses led by CBN administration.
Instructs, trains, and provides technical expertise to 7 Teaching Assistants in specific laboratory techniques, equipment operation and safety. Shares any critical information that Laboratory Animal Services may impart to our teaching assistants regarding the health and care of any animals used in the teaching labs.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree in a science curriculum and a minimum of 2 years of technician and/or lab coordinator experience, and/or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have a working knowledge of laboratory techniques used in Systems Physiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Parasitology, and Histology.
In addition to working with small live animals, specific laboratory techniques, such as: cell culture, DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, qPCR, electrophoresis, protein isolation, western blot, basic small animal surgery, and knowledge of human system protocols involving spirometry, cardiovascular measurements, kidney function and glucose absorption are required.
Strong computer, communication and writing skills as required to generate and describe laboratory exercise protocols for students.
Be able to work independently and carry out multiple concurrent tasks, often with many interruptions.
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