Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Laboratory Technician for the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department at the Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The primary purpose of the Laboratory Technician, under the direction of the Microbiologist as a supervisory official in a state department, institution or agency, performs tasks involved in operating, maintaining and cleaning various types of laboratory equipment, including but not limited to preparing media, handling specimens, supplies and equipment.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Takes a leading part in operating complex laboratory equipment by following directions and instructions; sterilizes laboratory equipment and supplies.
Cleans and maintains laboratory machines and equipment including, automatic autoclaves, turbomatic washing machines, electronic dryers, large ovens, automatic pipette plugging machines, automatic liquid filling machines, automatic bottle capping machines, industrial labeling machines, high vacuum autoclaves, and cage washers.
Carries various sized packages of supplies and equipment throughout the laboratory areas.
Assists in decontaminating, washing, and sterilizing laboratory glassware.
Prepares and dispenses sterilized media for laboratory use.
Minimum Education and Experience:
One (1) year of experience in a modern laboratory which shall have included the operation of sterilization and other laboratory equipment, including but not limited to the care of laboratory samples and/or laboratory animals and the maintenance of related cleaning services.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be comfortable working with bio-hazardous materials and chemical waste. (Safety training and education and Personal Protective Equipment (when necessary) are provided.)
Must have basic computer skills including ability to retrieve and send emails, update documents, basic spreadsheets and use web-based applications.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Position requires standing for a long duration of time, and walking the facility, sitting, use of the hands to finger, handle or feel, talk and hear 2/3 of the time, reach with hands and arms over 1/3 of the time, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl under 1/3 of the time. Position requires lifting 1/3 of the time up to 35 pounds in order to dispose of Laboratory sanitary waste and lift laboratory equipment.
Posting Number: 19ST3150
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 95139
About Rutgers University
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.
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