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Recruitment/Posting Title Research Teaching Specialist III Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory) Department NJMS-Cell Biology & Molecular Med Overview 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 five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, 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 at Rutgers University New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark s 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 Research Teaching Specialist III for the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine within the New Jersey Medical School. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Research Teaching Specialist III will order, breed and maintain animal colonies including rabbits, rats, and mice models for the study of cardiovascular disease and aging; order large animals; responsible for large animal handling, pre- and post-op care for rabbits, woodchucks, and pigs; responsible for monitoring anesthesia status during large animal surgery; maintains the IACUC data base; assists Principal Investigators in renewal IACUC protocol; performs various research relating to animal physiology studies.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Maintains research mouse colonies involved in cardiovascular projects, including breeding, ear notching, tail clipping, DNA extraction, PCR / genotyping, training mice on the treadmill, feeding and weighing mice on special diets.
  • Maintains colony data, orders mice, and provides regular updates on colony status to faculty members and trainees involved in animal projects.
  • Maintains rat colonies, orders rats, treats rats in connection with ongoing projects.
  • Maintains rabbit colonies including breeding, feeding and weighing mice on special diets.
  • Orders large animals, orders supplies for large animals and all small animal surgeons, maintains the large animal database, assists with sacrifice (heart perfusion), and maintains records.
  • Schedules large animal surgeries and experiments.
Position Status Full Time Hours Per Week Daily Work Shift Work Arrangement FLSA Exempt Grade 22S Position Salary $71,002.00 Annual Minimum Salary 56258.000 Annual Mid Range Salary 67315.000 Annual Maximum Salary 79787.000 Standard Hours 37.50 Union Description HPAE, Local 5094 Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Benefits Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees.
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. Seniority Unit Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month Position Pension Eligibility ABP Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Master s Degree in a relevant science, plus one year of related research experience or a Bachelor s Degree in a relevant science, plus two (2) years of related research experience.
  • Must have at least two (2) years related experience in handling large animals and assisting in large animal surgery.
Certifications/Licenses Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must be willing to work with animals, including rodents, rabbits, woodchucks, and pigs.
  • Excellent knowledge and demonstrated expertise in use of document processing and data management software.
  • Must have excellent writing skills and document production skills.
  • Must be able to analyze research data using Students t-test (Excel) and ANOVA (Graphpad Prism).
  • Must be comfortable working in a multicultural, multilingual environment.
  • Must be able to understand research hypotheses, scientific models, and proposed research methods sufficiently well to discuss with scientific staff and propose improvements.
  • Must be continuously accessible by email and must be able to work during evenings, weekends, and holidays to review drafts of research documents, respond to questions from trainees, and oversee ongoing grant, animal protocol and manuscript development.
  • Must be available to work additional hours on short notice when necessary to meet key deadlines.
  • 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 environment with multiple deadlines and varying priorities.
  • Must be available to work flexible hours on short notice, including overtime and some weekends and holidays.
Preferred Qualifications Equipment Utilized Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Some stooping, reaching, climbing and bending.
  • Occasional lifting of 20 pounds to a height of 6 feet.
Special Conditions Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST3782 Posting Open Date Special Instructions to Applicants Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS) City Newark State NJ Location Details Pre-employment Screenings

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

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees , 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. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ( ).

  1. Do you have a Master s Degree in a relevant science plus one (1) year of related research experience, or a Bachelor s Degree in a relevant science plus two (2) years of related research experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have at least two (2) years related experience in handling large animals and assisting in large animal surgery?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Please mention Bio Careers when applying.

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