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Laboratory Technician

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Laboratory Technician
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Technologists
Department RWJ-Medicine-Gastroenterology-Meb

New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating universitywide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.

Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.

Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Laboratory Technician for the Department of Medicine at Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Reports directly to Principal Investigator. Performs professional entry-level experiments using standard molecular and epigenetic techniques. Performs professional work requiring general knowledge and basic application and use of concepts, theories, terminology, and practices with some independent research and troubleshooting of methodology as needed.

• Serves as an assistant in the performance of experiments and assists with inventory and ordering of supplies.
• Performs experiments using standard and advanced molecular biology techniques as assigned including DNA/RNA purifications, TaqMan, sequencing library preparations, ATAC-Seq and other genotyping methodologies, cell culture and ELISA.
• Performs and assists with QC of genotype, DNA and RNA sequencing data, ELISA and phenotype data, bioinformatics correlations and assists with statistical analysis of data.
• Assists with various genetic association analyses, whole genome sequencing analyses, genotype-phenotype analyses, genotype or sequence database and bioinformatics correlation analyses, haplotype construction, and other statistical analyses.
• Collects, sorts, processes samples, performs analysis and presents the results.
• Keeps accurate and up-to-date records of work performed and maintains a database as required.
• Analyzes data using established protocols and new pipelines using various applications including those designed for sequence data (exome, RNA, whole genome and targeted).
• Documents work performed and develops information for research papers and prepares editorial input for research papers.
• Organizes large databases of genotype, gene expression, serotypes and clinical phenotypes.
• Teaches, trains and supervises students and other trainees on laboratory process and equipment.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 1575
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 18.170
Annual Mid Range Salary 18.670
Annual Maximum Salary 19.230
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description Teamsters, Local 97
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience

• Associate’s degree in a relevant science.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology with laboratory experience in molecular biology techniques as well as coursework and/or experience in computational/mathematical biology with some programming skills for database design/management and bioinformatics including analyses of sequence data (FastQC, Cufflinks and others).
• Specific experience with techniques listed in the job summary (DNA/RNA purification, ATAC-Seq, Sequence Library Prep, phenotype and other clinical database experience).

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

• Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, walking, reaching, kneeling, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Some lifting may be required – laboratory items and /or boxes up to 25 lbs. Computer data input.

• Work Environment: Lab environment with moderate noise. Exposure to blood, excrement, antineoplastic drugs and possible exposure to infectious and
communicable diseases. Universal precautions are mandatory. Exposure to hazardous chemicals. Follows all safety precautions in laboratory.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3179
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Associate's degree in a relevant science?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology with laboratory experience in molecular biology techniques?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you familiar with basic molecular biology and cellular biology research procedures?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application