Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Laboratory Technician in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for the conduct and execution of research experiments following the instructions given by the Principal Investigator of the laboratory team. This will include supporting the research of Principal Investigators and senior members of the laboratory.
Briefly, research in the Madireddy lab focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms that underlie the pathogenesis of cancer-predisposition syndromes and hematological malignancies. We are employing a unique and specialized set of tools, which include our locus-specific single molecule assay to study DNA replication, cytogenetics, and genomics, to test our hypotheses. The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for assisting performance of these experiments, preparation of reagents and general maintenance. In additional the technician is expected to attend laboratory conferences and learn appropriate scientific methods and procedures.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Culturing mammalian cell lines and humans induced pluripotent stem cells and embryonic stem cells.
Performing standard experiments in the lab: Microscopy, electrophoresis, PCR, western blotting, ChIPseq.
Assists in packing, unpacking, storing and classification of lab supplies and specimens.
Performs standard laboratory procedures involved in making required tests and analyses.
Assists in preparing culture media, reagents, stains, and stock solutions.
Assists with experimentation and research activities.
Assists with the maintenance of the Laboratory facilities, equipment, and instruments.
Maintains accurate records of experimentation and research.
Attends laboratory meetings, journal clubs and other educational activities.
Maintains laboratory notebooks and laboratory resources.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Associate Degree in a relevant science.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to organize and maintain general laboratory functions is desired, must be able to maintain accurate records, follow laboratory safety guidelines and institutional policies.
Occasional overtime flexibility.
Effective oral and 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 or B.A in Biological Science degree.
Prior laboratory experience in assisting and or performing experiments including animal handling and molecular biology.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs.
WORKENVIRONMENT: Laboratory work environment, with moderate noise. Exposure to biological specimens (cells, blood, tissues etc.) with possible exposure to infectious diseases, exposure to hazardous chemicals including therapeutic drugs. Laboratory environment operates under mandatory universal safety precaution.
Must successfully complete mandatory lab safety/shipping training courses, as required by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
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.