[Comp-neuro] Job: Animal and Human Subject Laboratory Technician

Bart Krekelberg bart at rutgers.edu
Thu Dec 6 18:34:13 CET 2007

The laboratory of Bart Krekelberg at Rutgers University investigates the
neural basis of vision and is looking for a full-time technician to
provide support for its animal and human subject research.  The
successful candidate will enjoy working in a dynamic team and
contributing to cutting-edge scientific research. 


The laboratory is located in downton Newark, New Jersey; a 20 minute
train ride away from New York City.

Job Description

Under general guidance and direction, provides professional level animal
laboratory technical support and human subject research assistance. All
aspects of the job involve scientific research methods and techniques.
Trains animals in behavioral task; maintains animal health; assists in
surgery; maintains equipment and recording rooms. Performs brief take-in
interviews with human subjects; documents the consent process; performs
computerized behavioral tests; works with specialized equipment.
Maintains and documents the supply of laboratory consumables and
equipment and performs related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Requires a bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline. A combination
of two years college-level science curriculum plus two years relevant
laboratory technician or research study experience carrying out research
protocols and tests may be substituted for the degree. An additional
equivalent amount of college-level study in an appropriate science
curriculum may be substituted for the experience in the above
combination. Requires knowledge of scientific empirical procedures. Must
understand the fundamentals of the science; read and understand
technical documents; perform basic scientific routines, protocols, and
tests; articulate data to researchers; and operate and maintain
sophisticated equipment. Requires the ability to record and maintain
data in computerized and non-computerized formats. Must be able to
communicate effectively. Will be required to participate in required
occupational health and safety programs. Must have American Association
of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Assistant Laboratory-Animal
Technician certification, and will be required to pass pre-employment
and periodic physical examinations.

Special Condition

Non-State funded. Education and/or experience in animal research is
required; must have the ability to lift and move up to 75 pounds;
requires working knowledge of Microsoft Office; must be able to produce
written reports of completed work and procedures; previous experience in
a neurophysiology laboratory and/or experience with nonhuman primates


Salary range $36978- 50292, 35 hrs per week, plus benefits.



For more information about the lab, check out the website
(http://vision.rutgers.edu/klab) and for  informal inquiries, please
contac the PI (bart at rutgers.edu)



Bart Krekelberg

Assistant Professor

Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience

Rutgers University

197 University Ave 

Newark, NJ 07102


T: 973 353 1080 X 3231

F: 973 353 1272

E: bart at rutgers.edu


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