Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Laboratory Technician for the GMP/PD Facility within Rutgers, Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Under the direction of the Lab Manager of the GMP/PD Facility, the Laboratory Technician assists with technical laboratory procedures and analyses in support of the specialized GMP, PD, and research activities of the GMP Facility and Process Development group. Performs other related laboratory duties as required.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Participates in processes and procedures required for pre-clinical research, Process Development and GMP manufacturing for future clinical application according to the FDA regulations as per the assignments of the CMC Manager. Strictly follows approved SOPs as applicable.
Performs and assists in professional and scientific research in the areas of tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy, especially with some knowledge of T cell biology, antigen presentation, T cell receptors and cellular therapy. This research includes, but is not limited to, cell culture, transduction, transfection, retroviruses, lentiviruses, construction of vectors and DNA cloning, flow cytometry, cytolysis assays, cytokine assays, proliferation assays, PCR, analysis of human samples, and murine tumor models.
Maintains cell cultures and cell line stocks, conduct flow cytometry and molecular biology experiments (DNA and RNA analysis, cloning, gene expression analysis, protein analysis).
Participates in the evaluation of existing procedures suggesting revisions where necessary and proposing new procedures where required.
Assists with training fellows, students and lab technicians in laboratory techniques as directed.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Associate's Degree in a relevant science.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated strong organizational skills with assigned laboratory work and technical methods, with attention to detail and an ability to set priorities for productivity.
Must have good communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to follow laboratory safety policies and perform standard laboratory procedures.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Computer literate with proficiency and user knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, and PowerPoint.
At least one (1) year of research experience in tumor immunology and/or cell therapy and animal study.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs.
Lab environment. Moderate noise. Exposure to blood, excrement, anti-neoplastic drugs and possible exposure to infectious and communicable diseases. Universal precautions are mandatory. Exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Posting Number: 21ST1321
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 132820
About Rutgers University
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