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Laboratory Technician (Temporary Research Assistant)
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/12/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Laboratory Technician (Temporary Research Assistant)
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department RWJ-Dept of Neurology
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 university wide, 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 Neurology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Under the direction of Dr. Yoon-Seong Kim, M.D., Ph.D, the laboratory technician will work on the projects dedicated to investigate molecular mechanism underlying Parkinson’s disease (PD) pathogenesis. Using both cell-based models and various animal PD models, our lab focuses on how alpha-synuclein dysregulation is related to oxidative stress and mitochondrial changes, eventually leading to PD. Our lab is using a numerous state-of-the-art technologies including 10X Genomics single-cell sequencing, Nanopore direct sequencing, live-cell imaging, and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing.
Lab Web site: https://rwjms.rutgers.edu/labs/yoon-kim-lab/overview  
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Maintain colonies of genetically modified mice, including mouse husbandry and genotyping.
  • Treat and assess mouse models of neurodegenerative disease using behavioral tests.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and stock solutions.
  • Perform molecular biologic experiments that include Western blotting, protein-protein interaction assays, PCR, subcellular organelle isolation, and cell biologic studies.
  • Carry out studies with cultured cell lines, primary neurons, including treatment with v and live cell imaging.
Position Status Part Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 99H
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours 35.00
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption.  Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility .  Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine .  Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in Neuroscience, Biology, or a relevant science.
  • Priority will be given to outstanding applicants with a demonstrated interest in research in the biological sciences.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • S/he should also be able to operate standard laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, culture hoods, incubators, PCR machines, shaking incubators and plate readers.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience in a laboratory studying molecular and cellular neurobiology is highly desirable.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Physical Demands: The applicant needs to be physically capable of performing the above duties, including pipetting, measuring weights and volumes accurately, standing on feet, walking to other buildings on the campus and to the animal facility. Occasionally, certain items in the laboratory may need to be lifted, such as small equipment, boxes and bottles. H/She should be able to communicate his/her research plans and findings verbally and in writing in proper English to the team and to the scientific community in presentations and publications.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1574
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

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: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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