Laboratory Technician: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Organization: Nakamura Lab and Copeland Lab
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
Date Posted: 09/23/2021
City: New Brunswick 
State: New Jersey 
Primary Category: Technician
Type of Position: Laboratory Technician 

Description & Details:

Laboratory Technician position to maintain zebrafish facility and study embryogenesis

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Laboratory Technician for the Human Genetics Institute of NJ – Nakamura lab (Department of Genetics) and Copeland lab (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) .

This is a shared position by the two labs to maintain zebrafish facilities and conduct basic experiments of zebrafish genetics. Nakamura lab reveals evolutionary and developmental mechanisms of the fish-to-tetrapod transition combining functional genomics, developmental biology, and comparative anatomy (website; Copeland lab seeks to understand redox biology during development with an emphasis on the role of the essential trace element selenium.  Due to the Covid19 , we strictly follow the state and university guidelines, including wearing masks and social distancing on the campus. 

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • 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 and/or teaching program.
  • 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.

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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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in sciences with substantial laboratory research experience.
  • Experience in managing a scientific and commercial fish facility such as feeding fish, maintaining water quality, and cleaning tanks 
  • Experience in molecular biology or developmental biology
  • Enthusiasm for science.

To Apply:

Any questions regarding to this position should be directed to Tetsuya Nakamura ( or Paul Copeland (

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