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The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) at Rutgers University is the largest academic unit of the University and is comprised of 41 academic departments spanning humanities, social, physical and life sciences and over 100 different majors, plus programs, centers, bureaus and institutes. SAS has a membership of over 2,000 permanent and temporary faculty (instructional and research), teaching and graduate assistants, part-time lecturers, and post-doctoral appointees, and over 500 administrative staff.

Arts and Sciences delivers a wide array of services in support of the teaching, research, and service missions of the School. We are committed to providing academic departments, programs, and centers in the School of Arts and Sciences with reliable and trusted service, clear policies and procedures, innovative technologies, and a commitment to administrative excellence and efficiency.

The School of Arts and Sciences promotes anti-racist, inclusive, equity-enhancing ideas and practices both inside and outside of the classroom for our community of educators, staff, and students. This includes a diverse set of voices and experiences. All individuals no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, history, sexual orientation, religious practices, or socio-economic status are valued and respected. The School of Arts and Sciences is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to and support the diversity and excellence of the organization. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further our commitment to these values.

Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Laboratory Technician for the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) in the Tischfield Lab. The position will be the primary person conducting research for this grant.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Handles mouse surgeries, histological experiments, microscopy, and maintaining mouse lines and breeding for all experiments.
• Manages the mouse colony, general laboratory upkeep, assisting undergraduate trainees in experiments, and data assessment and figure preparation for grants/papers and conference meetings, related to the grant.
• Provides professional level laboratory technical support duties involving the application of scientific research methods and techniques.
• Performs multistage purifications, other assays, and tests; propagates non-animal specimens and cell cultures; prepares tissues, chemicals, and/or living subjects for testing.
• May conduct breeding of small animals and performs related duties as assigned.

Position Status: Full Time

Daily Work Shift: Day

FLSA: Nonexempt

Grade: 16

Annual Minimum Salary: 41640.370

Annual Mid Range Salary: 48986.230

Annual Maximum Salary: 56633.840

Standard Hours: 35.00

Union Description: AFSCME - Local 1761 COLT

Payroll Designation: PeopleSoft

Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview.

Terms of Appointment: Staff - 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility: PERS

Minimum Education and Experience
• A bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline.
• A combination of two years college-level science curriculum plus two years relevant laboratory technician or research study experience carrying out research protocols and tests may be substituted for the degree.
• An additional equivalent amount of college-level study in an appropriate science curriculum may be substituted for the experience in the above combination.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of scientific empirical procedures.
• Must understand the fundamentals of the science.
• Must read and understand technical documents.
• Perform basic scientific routines, protocols, and tests.
• Must Articulate data to researchers.
• Operate and maintain sophisticated equipment.
• 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.
• Previous laboratory research experience, including experience with mouse handling and animal surgeries.
• Familiarity with confocal microscopy, preparing chemicals and solutions, and immunohistochemistry.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in neuroscience or neurovascular related fields. Examples include experience working with neuropsychiatric disease models (histological or behavioral expertise), or models with meningeal lymphatic dysfunction.
• Demonstrated knowledge of data analysis and presentation, evidenced by publication in one or more scientific journals.
• May require a valid driver's license, two years driving experience, and successful completion of the Rutgers? Defensive Driving Course.

Equipment Utilized
• Confocal microscopes, animal surgical equipment, histology equipment, mouse colony software management.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
• This position requires the ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
• Ability to work with mice.
• Must be able to lift and move up to 30 pounds.
• Regular workweek may include evening and/or weekend work.

Posting Open Date: 05/16/2024

Special Instructions to Applicants
• Message to AFSCME Local 1761 (COLT) members ONLY: To apply, an application or resume must be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on Friday, 05/24/2024. Although AFSCME Local 1761 (COLT) members have priority consideration, outside applications are accepted as well.

Regional Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Home Location Campus: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)


New Brunswick NJ USA


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