We are looking for a qualified, motivated and accountable Lab Technician to perform a variety of biochemical/cell biology procedures. This is a research support position in the Center for Injury Biomechanics, Materials and Medicine (CIBM3) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), part of the Institute for Brain and Neuroscience Research (IBNR). The CIBM3 is primarily focused on traumatic brain injury (TBI) including the biomechanics of trauma to neurological outcome. The candidate will work full time in a biomechanics and neuroscience laboratory and will be involved in the day-to-day operation and handing of sensitive equipment. The ideal candidate should demonstrate good work ethics and have experience to work independently as well as in a team to perform a variety of biological and biochemical assays in vivo using rodents as well as in vitro using neural cell/slice cultures. This position will also require the ability to manage laboratory personnel, work with students at all levels, and communicate with facilities management.
BS/MS degree in biochemistry/cell biology or related fields. Knowledge in neurobiology is advantageous.
Effective communication and writing
Ability to be flexible and adapt to the changing needs of the
Ability to manage multiple
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS TO PERFORM:
Routine biochemical laboratory techniques
Small animal surgery procedures
Rodent behavioral studies
Organize and store all chemicals substances, fluids and compressed gases according to safety instructions
Record all data and results in specified forms (paper and electronic) with accuracy and responsibility
Maintain equipment and assist in ordering laboratory supplies
Ensure that all safety guidelines are followed strictly at all times and maintain a clean and orderly environment
Develop, analyze and present research reports to
Quantitative Western blots, ELISA, Q-RT-PCR
Brain tissue sectioning (vibratome/cryostat) and mounting
Confocal microscopy/digital pathology scanners
Animal surgery including stereotaxi, transcardial perfusion, intracerebral injections
Neural cell cultures, hippocampal slice cultures
Microsoft Office, statistical tools, graph pad software
Using data acquisition hardware
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate upon experience
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