The Biology department in the School of Science at The College of New Jersey is seeking a part-time (30 hours per week) Research Technician. This position, which is funded by a federal research grant, is available immediately and will last for approximately 18 months (through March 2019). Research in the funded lab focuses on the biomechanics of marine invertebrates. The project will specifically assess the effect of environment on shell formation and mechanical properties in crabs. Duties of the technician will include (but are not limited to): sample preparation and biomechanical testing; data processing and statistics; training undergraduate students on basic techniques; monitoring lab supplies; and basic maintenance of laboratory equipment. In coordination with undergraduate researchers, he/she will conduct and implement all experimental aspects of the funded project.
Qualifications: The position requires a bachelor's degree in science or engineering. Applicants must be proficient with at least one of the following: biomechanical/materials testing; optical and electron microscopy; statistical analysis; scientific writing; invertebrate animal husbandry.
Preferred Qualifications include:
attention to detail when recording and analyzing data
capability to creatively develop lab infrastructure and procedures
ability and desire to train undergraduate students
ability to work independently and take ownership of projects
The salary for the Research Technician is $30,000 annually working 30 hours per week. To be considered for this opportunity, please send a resume or CV, letter of interest, a list of three references. References will not be contacted without the candidate's prior knowledge and consent.
Applications will be considered through Nov. 1, 2017. Resumes received after that date will only be considered if a suitable applicant has not been identified. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergra...duate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, dedicated to free inquiry and open exchange, to excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship, and citizenship, and to the transformative power of education in a highly competitive institution. The College prepares students to excel in their chosen fields and to create, preserve and transmit knowledge, arts, and wisdom. Proud of its public service mandate to educate leaders of New Jersey and the nation, the College will be a national exemplar in the education of those who seek to sustain and advance the communities in which they live.
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