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Research Technician

Rider University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2022
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Position Title

Research Technician

Position Description

Dr. Kerrie Sendall in the Department of Biology, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Health Sciences at Rider University is looking for a full-time field and laboratory research technician. The individual will join an NSF -funded collaborative project with the Boreal Forest Warming at an Ecotone in Danger (B4WarmED) project with the University of Minnesota exploring the effects of elevated temperature and drought on mixed temperate-boreal forests. Tasks include 1) Carrying out physiology-focused experiments and collecting samples for analysis in both the field and lab, 2) Maintenance and repair of research equipment, 3) General laboratory management, ordering, and ensuring lab safety, and 4) data entry and analysis. The position will provide the opportunity to learn about experimental design and conduct experiments using a variety of physiological instruments (e.g., Li-Cor 6800). Experiments may require occasional time in the lab/field on nights or weekends.

Primary Position Responsibilities
Carrying out experiments in the lab and field (50%)
Training/assisting undergraduate students (20%)
Data entry and analysis (20%)
Maintenance of lab and field equipment (5%)
Lab management (5%)

Position Requirements

B.S. or B.A. in Biology, Environmental Sciences, or a related scientific field.
Demonstrated prior experience working in a biology laboratory setting.
Demonstrated self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and with a team.
Demonstrated data recording and attention to detail.

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

Previous research experience in plant physiology, ecology, or related areas is preferred.
Experience with physiological research instruments (e.g., Li-Cor 6400 or 6800).

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University is consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. For more than a decade, Rider has also been recognized in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for its sustainability efforts.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.


Lawrenceville, NJ

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25 - 50 pounds

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Divisional Unit

Academic Affairs


Biology, Behavioral Neuroscience & Health Sciences (CLAS)

Position Type

Employment Group


12 months

Work Schedule

40 hours

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