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Research Teaching Specialist V
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 04/05/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Research Teaching Specialist V
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department NJMS-Cell Biology & Molecular Med
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and six centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, clinical and translational research, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state including New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Rutgers RBHS is an anchor institution that boasts locations in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a motivated Research Teaching Specialist V for the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine within the New Jersey Medical School. Under thedirection of the Principal Investigator, conducts specialized research. Assists in the management and coordination of the laboratory.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Plans and conducts research experiments. Provides methodological direction for research experiments.
  • Performs biochemistry and molecular biology procedures, including cloning and sub-cloning, construction of adenoviral constructs for in vitro and in vivo as directed by PI,
  • Experience with Cell culture, includes isolation and maintenance of primary cultures, handling and maintenance of HEK-293 cell line, transfection, protein and RNA extraction.
  • Performs immunohistochemistry procedures with transgenic animal models of heart disease
  • Performs Western blot, breeds and genotypes transgenic mice, performs TUNEL staining, calculates myocytes cell size and performs fibrosis measurement.
  • Maintains data in prescribed format.
  • Assists in interpreting data
  • Keeps detailed records of procedures and experiments.
  • Demonstrates initiative by identifying new tasks that can be performed that will allow scientific staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to concentrate on their projects.
  • Monitors inventories of laboratory supplies and reagents. Identifies items that need to be re-ordered.
  • Provides general administrative support to the research program run by the PI.
  • Ensures that laboratory equipment is maintained in good working order.
  • May be required to work with radioactive materials.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 17S
Position Salary 45,621.00
Annual Minimum Salary 45621.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 54290.000
Annual Maximum Salary 63947.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption.  Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility .  Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine .  Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related field.
  • Must possess good organization and documentation skills and must demonstrate good communication skills in English.
  • Must be comfortable working quickly and accurately in a stressful, deadline driven work environment.
  • Must be able to prioritize and quickly learn new techniques and work independently, with careful attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work additional hours on short notice when necessary to meet key deadlines. Must be continuously accessible by email.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior research experience an asset.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
This position involves prolonged standing, walking and sitting, as well as use of research instruments. Some stooping, reaching, climbing and bending. Occasional lifting of 20 pounds to a height of 6½ feet. Hearing and speech capabilities necessary to communicate with other researchers and staff in person, on the telephone and by e-mail. Vision capable of viewing computer monitors, charts, forms, text and numbers for prolonged periods.
Must be available to work flexible hours on short notice, including overtime and some weekends and holidays. Must be willing to work with radioactive materials.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1120
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is for 1 – 2 years (no more than 2 years).
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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