Senior Research Technician/ Biomedical Research

HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MED CNTR Nutley Requisition # 2019-73555 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNone On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours8:30-5:00 Address340 Kingsland Street, Nutley, 07110

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The Sr Rsrch Tech, Biomed Rsrch will function under the supervision of an Associate Member of the Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI). The employee will be responsible for assisting in the daily function of the laboratory and in conducting experiments. The laboratory investigates molecular markers for risk of development of breast, prostate, and lung cancers. The employee will play an active role in all of these efforts, with the opportunity to become an integral member of a productive leading edge research team.


  1. Independently designs and performs experiments, within an assigned project and reviews progress, evaluates results, and develops conclusions.
  2. Contributes to determining feasibility of goals and objectives.
  3. Assures quality, cost effectiveness, and timeliness of assigned projects.
  4. Participates in formulating research methods and suggesting options for improving quality and recommending solutions.
  5. Identifies problems and related technical issues and makes recommendations leading to long-term solutions.
  6. Performs data collection, screening and verifying data.
  7. Analyzes experimental results and interprets and implements research methodology based on outcome of analysis.
  8. Manages specialized research laboratory functions.
  9.  Collaborates with other departments to answer questions or provides advice on research projects and experiments.

Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center’s Organizational Competencies


  1. Bachelor’s degree is required,preferabley in molecular biology or a related field.
  2. Minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
  3. Meticulous record keeping to ensure integrity of the data acquisition.
  4. Individual must be able to work independently and have strong work ethic.
  5. Required technical skills include: RNA and DNA extraction, tissue culture, experience with PCR and qPCR, microarray experience, and common molecular biology techniques.
  6. Required computer (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and organizational skills.
  7. Strong communication skills.
  8. Must be flexible in work schedule. Must be available to occasionally come to the laboratory on a weekend day for a few hours or stay late in evenings for a given experiment.
  9. Technical skills should include ability to use at least two of these technologies: PCR/qPCR analysis, next-generation sequencing, exosome isolation, protein purification, Tissue culture.

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