||Nakamura Lab and Copeland Lab
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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; http://nakamuralab.com/). 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.
- 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.
Any questions regarding to this position should be directed to Tetsuya Nakamura (email@example.com) or Paul Copeland (firstname.lastname@example.org).