Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a motivated Research Teaching Specialist III for the Department of Public Health Research Institute within the New Jersey Medical School.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Research Teaching Specialist III conducts specialized research, using judgment to adapt methods and techniques. Conducts research activities in microbiology including a specialized biosafety level three (BSL3) containment laboratory. Assists the Principal Investigator with budgetary, training and administrative responsibilities.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
As assigned, carries out various technical and research operations related to M. tuberculosis and SARS-CoV-2 investigatory activities requiring work in BSL3 facilities.
Assists in the establishment of performance standards, as well as in the selection of methodology and instrumentation.
May assist in organizing and conducting specialized research activities for a particular research project.
Keeps detailed records, compiles and presents statistical data with appropriate conclusions and recommendations.
Assists with the instructing and training of students, fellows and technicians in various techniques and procedures to develop the skills necessary to carry out assignments in the laboratory assistants.
Assists in the preparation of grant applications for the funding of research activities.
Works safely in a BSL3 environment.
Ensures that laboratory equipment is maintained in good working order.
Responsible for ordering and stocking supplies for best functioning of the laboratory and cost effectiveness.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in a relevant science plus up to one (1) year of related research experience, or a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant science plus two (2) years of related research experience.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Must be able to lift or exert force up to ten (10) pounds.
WORKENVIRONMENT: BSL3 Facility.
Salary: $54,613.00 to $60,577.00
Posting Number: 20ST1219
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 116888
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.