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Research Technician - Barden Lab
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Job Description


Research Technician - Barden Lab


Biological Sciences

Reports To:

Phillip Barden

Position Type:


Position Summary:

The successful candidate will work with the Principal Investigator, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates to facilitate active research projects. Current projects relate to eusocial insects, evolutionary biology, morphological imaging, bioinformatics, and molecular sequencing. The candidate will assist with day to day operations as well as help to maintain the lab collection of extant and fossil specimens through curation and databasing.

Essential Functions:

Job duties include but are not limited to: setting up and maintaining lab equipment/supplies, administrative upkeep, data collection and analysis, specimen curation, fossil specimen prep, databasing, DNA extraction, library prep, analyzing and curating molecular sequence data, establishing and disseminating lab protocols, supervision and mentorship of undergraduate student researchers.

Prerequisite Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in Biology. Experience in working with insect specimens, curation, databasing, and molecular sequencing is desired.




About New Jersey Institute of Technology

New Jersey Institute of Technology, the state's public technological research university, enrolls more than 8,100 students in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 100 degree programs offered by six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. NJIT is renowned for expertise in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering, and eLearning. In 2006, Princeton Review named NJIT among the nation's top 25 campuses for technology recognizing the university's tradition of research and learning at the edge in knowledge. http://www.njit.edu.