Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Lab Assistant for the department of Pharmacology & Toxicology. This position will provide technical laboratory research assistance to the manager of the Rutgers University Flow Cytometry/Cell Sorter and Confocal Microscopy Facility Core.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assisting facility core users with preparation, running and analyzing of human and animal samples using techniques in flow cytometry, cell sorting, confocal microscopy, and digital imaging.
Assisting in the scheduling of appointments for use of facility core instrumentation; ensuring that instruments are operational and individual user protocols are set up on the instruments prior to user appointments.
Aiding users in the preparation of samples for analysis on facility core instrumentation
Running and analyzing samples accurately and properly.
Aiding in the training of individuals on the use of flow cytometers and microscopes and in proper data analysis and presentation.
Helping with maintaining user records.
Helping with billing users and establishing user protocols.
General Summary: Under direct supervision,
Performs routine tasks involved in operating, maintaining, and cleaning various types of laboratory equipment.
Preparing media and specimens.
Feeding and watering laboratory animals or plants; and stocking and distributing supplies and equipment.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a high school education/vocational school education or equivalent.
Requires the ability to record and maintain data in computerized and non-computerized formats.
Must be able to communicate effectively.
College-level science laboratory study, laboratory technical training, or related lab experience is preferred
Bachelor's degree in biology or related field.
Experience working in a research laboratory in biology or related field with laboratory chemicals and antibodies.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must have excellent manual dexterity skills.
Must be able to lift light to medium weight objects and work with low-level background noise from instrumentation.
Must have good written and oral communication skills.
Must lift and move up to 30 pounds.
Must operate and maintain sophisticated equipment.
Requires a practical understanding and working knowledge of basic scientific principles and experimental design.
Regular workweek may include evening and/or weekend work.
Requires working knowledge of Microsoft Suite products including but not limited to Excel and Word.
Must be willing and able to work with biosafety 2 specimens (BSL2).
Must be able to read and understand technical documents, operate scientific instruments and computers.
Will be required to attend educational workshops and training session in core facility technology, and participate in occupational health and safety programs.
Posting Number: 19ST2770
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 92997
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.