Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is seeking a Temporary Research Assistant for the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine. The lab studies how neurons are produced in developing embryos and uses zebrafish as a model system. Under the direction of Dr. Miho Matsuda, Principal Investigator, the Temporary Research Assistant will assist with maintaining Zebrafish colonies.
Assists with daily operation of zebrafish facility (feeding, monitoring water conditions and colony health, washing tanks).
Assists with management of the lab.
Routine maintenance of zebrafish housing.
Assists with breeding.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires bachelor's degree in Biology or a related field.
Must possess good organizational and documentation skills, and must demonstrate good communication skills in English.
Must be able to quickly learn new techniques and work independently, with careful attention to detail.
At least 1 year lab research experience is required in one of the following areas: molecular biology, cell culture, transfection, western blot.
Able to work independently and have a strong work ethic.
Experience working with Zebrafish.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: This position involves prolonged standing, walking and sitting, as well as use of research instruments. Some stooping, reaching, climbing and bending. Occasional lifting of 20 pounds to a height of 6½ feet. Hearing and speech capabilities necessary to communicate with other researchers and staff in person, on the telephone and by e-mail. Vision capable of viewing computer monitors, charts, forms, text and numbers for prolonged periods.
WORKENVIRONMENT: Must be available to work regularly on weekends/holidays and during evening hours,or in case of an emergency, is a must. Emergency situations can occur several times a year. Must be willing to work with radioactive materials.
Posting Number: 18ST0986
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 62245
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