Laboratory Assistant, CMSRU Vivarium

Job description

Job no: 495035
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Camden, New Jersey
Categories: Laboratory, Research


  • Under the direct supervision within the Cooper Medical School at Rowan University (CMSRU) Vivarium, assists with the work involved in maintaining laboratory facilities and equipment; performs related work as required.

Examples of Work:

  • Washes, sterilizes, stores, and prepares for the shipment and distribution of vials, bottles and other containers used by the laboratories.
  • May take operation of a sterilizing room.
  • Inspects bottles, vials, and other containers for cleanliness, and checks on the proper use of cleaning solutions.
  • Stores and seals delicate sterilizing laboratory equipment.
  • May oversee the care of animal cages and equipment.
  • As directed, operates the autoclave and sees that the sterile product is put in tubes and properly labeled.
  • Checks supplies of specimen containers and informs the supervisor when additional supplies are needed.
  • Maintains records of containers, dispatched and received.
  • Assists in preparing and maintaining charts and other laboratory records.
  • Maintains essential laboratory records and files.
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency.

Experience Requirements:

  • One (1) year of non-technical experience in a laboratory.


  • Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the methods used to maintain laboratory facilities and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the equipment commonly used in laboratories.
  • Ability to understand, remember and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to follow prescribed procedures and in the proper ways of cleaning, handling and sterilizing equipment and laboratory materials.
  • Ability to maintain established records and files.
  • Ability to keep accurate and precise records.


  • Range O08 ($30,414 - $34,364)


  • Only completed, online applications submitted on or before the deadline will be considered.

Please note that this position is subject to the NJ First Act, requiring public employees to establish residency in the State of New Jersey. See N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70) for further information.

Advertised: Feb 18 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 25 2021 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 2/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time