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Laboratory Researcher IV - CLIA

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Laboratory Researcher IV - CLIA
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department Human Genetics Inst of NJ - RUCDR

The mission of the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey (HGINJ) is to operate a world-renowned institute of excellence in human and medical genetics, to collaborate with and enhance research and training programs in the life sciences of Rutgers, and to facilitate scientific relationships with the private sector.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Laboratory Researcher IV – CLIA for The Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey (HGINJ). This individual is responsible for performing experiments in accordance with established protocols. The job will entail consultation, execution and analysis of a variety of technologies in the genomics arena. The candidate operates and maintains sophisticated biotechnology and laboratory equipment.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Provides routine molecular biology support in the RUCDR. Principal support will be provided for gene expression, SNP genotyping, microarrays, next-generation sequencing and clinical sample processing.
• Develops standard operating procedures and develop protocols for genomic applications.
• Performs bench work at an expert level and interpret and prepare data reports as needed.
• Implements quality control processes throughout various workflows and manage projects in order to achieve accurate results.
• Maintains associated instruments in good working order including supply and consumable maintenance.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week 37.5
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 03
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 41732.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 52821.500
Annual Maximum Salary 63911.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience relevant research experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Must have basic knowledge of the particular research discipline; skills are normally acquired through an accumulation of work experience and/or specific work related training programs.
• Good communication skills and computer literacy are required.
• Detailed working knowledge of molecular biology reagents and instrumentation.
• Excellent written and communication skills.
• A qualified candidate will be capable of working independently to perform gene expression, genotyping and sequencing analyses.
• A concentration in molecular biology and high throughput genomics applications, including nucleic acid extraction, PCR, real-time quantitative PCR, high throughput SNP genotyping, microarrays, sequencing, and other molecular biology assays.

Preferred Qualifications

• Previous experience with molecular biology techniques using DNA, RNA and protein is desirable.
• Industry experience is also desirable.
• Favorable consideration will be given to those applicants with three years’ experience performing molecular biology experiments including cDNA synthesis, microarrays, SNP genotyping, sequencing, RT-RCR, basic cloning, hybridization procedures, and other related assays.

Equipment Utilized

• Fluidigm Biomark HR real time PCR platform, Biomek FX (fluid robotics); Ion-Torrent DNA sequencer; Illumina HiSeq, MiSeq and NextSeq Bead Array Genome Analyzers; Illumina iScan array scanner; Caliper Sciclone Next Generation robotic genomic sequencer; Caliper G-X Gene Chip RNA and DNA separation apparatus; ABI thermocyclers; Affymetrix Gene Titan microarray instrumentation.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

• Requires occasional weekend, evening, and holiday hours; must have excellent manual dexterity skills; will work with bio-hazardous materials.
• Must be able to lift light to medium weight objects and work with low-level background noise from instrumentation.
• Must be able to read and understand technical documents, operate scientific instruments and computers, perform detailed work, and manage multiple tasks.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2945
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details Nelson Biological Laboratories

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:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The United States General Services Administration, through the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS), maintains a list of parties which are excluded from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain types of Federal financial and non-financial assistance and benefits. Is your name on that list and are you presently debarred, suspended or otherwise excluded from participating in Federally funded grant projects?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application