Laboratory Technician position to maintain zebrafish facility and study embryogenesis, Rutgers University, NJ

Posted 10/4/2021

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Laboratory Technician for the Human Genetics Institute of NJ – Nakamura lab (Department of Genetics) and Copeland lab (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) .

This is a shared position by the two labs to maintain zebrafish facilities and conduct basic experiments of zebrafish genetics. Nakamura lab reveals evolutionary and developmental mechanisms of the fish-to-tetrapod transition combining functional genomics, developmental biology, and comparative anatomy (website; Copeland lab seeks to understand redox biology during development with an emphasis on the role of the essential trace element selenium.  Due to the Covid19 , we strictly follow the state and university guidelines, including wearing masks and social distancing on the campus.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Under the immediate guidance and direction of a senior technician or other supervisor, provides routine technical support relative to scientific research work or projects of a laboratory and/or teaching program.
  • Collects and completes basic preparation of samples and specimens.
  • Performs standard and repetitive physical, chemical, and biological tests on materials, substances, and/or living subjects.
  • Prepares media, substances, solutions, and reagents and performs related duties as required.

Please see the job posting page;
Any questions regarding to this position should be directed to Tetsuya Nakamura ( or Paul Copeland (

Last Updated 10/04/2021