Position Description

Lab Technician I
Location Livingston, NJ - Lab
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Laboratory Technician I

Position Summary:

Performs complex molecular-based procedures on clinical samples. Analyzes clinical results and provides diagnoses.  Performs clinical tasks associated with clinical cases. 

Essential Functions:

  • Performs complex molecular-based procedures on clinical samples with a high degree of quality and in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Analyzes clinical results and provides diagnoses
  • Performs clerical tasks associated with clinical cases, including but not limited to: maintenance of specimen and case logs, preparation/documentation of assay worksheets, preparation of analysis sheets and clinical reports
  • Receives and verifies clinical samples
  • Witnesses hands-on clinical procedures
  • Participates in lab maintenance (i.e. cleaning, annual/bi-annual/monthly maintenance of equipment, unpack supplies, etc.)
  • Performs additional duties or assignments as directed by management


  • Bachelor's degree in the sciences with at least one year of experience with sterile lab techniques and laboratory methods/techniques associated with molecular biology (e.g.  PCR, qPCR, Next-generation sequencing, Illumina SNP arrays, DNA extractions, Capillary electrophoresis: Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis, Integrated laboratory information management systems) OR a Master's degree in Biology or related science with one year of experience.  Experience working in a clinical environment is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the proper use and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with other professionals within the company and clients, as needed
  • Ability to understand and apply Safety Standards and Good Lab Practices
  • Working knowledge using Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Frequent reaching, grasping, repetitive motions and eye/hand coordination.  Ability to work in environmental conditions typical in office and/or laboratory environments

CooperSurgical is an equal employment opportunity employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran

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