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Laboratory Researcher III - BRTC

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Laboratory Researcher III - BRTC
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 IIIBRTC for The Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey (HGINJ).
The Laboratory Researcher IIIBRTC is responsible for analyzing experimental data, manipulating and interpreting large data sets in accordance with established protocols.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Entails consultation, execution and analysis of a variety of technologies in the genomics arena.
• Provide routine molecular biology support to the Analytical Services Group of RUCDR. Principal support will be provided for generation and analysis of gene expression, genotyping, microarray, and Next-Generation Sequencing data.
• Develop standard operating procedures and develop protocols for genomic applications.
• Perform computational tasks at an expert level; interpret and prepare data reports as needed.
• Implement quality control processes throughout various workflows and manage projects in order to achieve accurate results.
• Maintain associated instruments in good working order including supply and consumable maintenance.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 04
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 47991.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 60746.000
Annual Maximum Salary 73501.000
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

• This position requires a bachelor’s degree in biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or computational biology with a minimum of two years research experience, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer literacy are required.
• Must be familiar with genomics applications and technical approaches such as real-time quantitative PCR, high throughput SNP genotyping, microarrays, and Next-Generation Sequencing.
• A qualified candidate will be capable of working independently to analyze genetic data, organize files, and generate detailed reports.
• A concentration in molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics or computational biology.

Preferred Qualifications

• Detailed working knowledge of molecular biology reagents and instrumentation is desirable.
• Favorable consideration will be given to candidates with the following attributes:
• Expertise in analysis of microarray-based genotyping and gene expression data
• Expertise in analysis of Next-Generation Sequencing data and knowledge of best practices.
• Expertise in assessment of genetic variation and deleterious effects.
• Experience with relevant Sequencing Analysis tools; such as BWA, GATK, SAMtools or related.
• Familiarity with bioinformatics tools and software such as R, Linux, Perl, Python, and web development tools.
• Experience with Cloud-based analytical tools is preferred, but not required.

Equipment Utilized

• Hamilton ChemagicSTAR, easyBlood, STAR
• Biomek FX (dual-head) Liquid handling robotic systems
• Qiagen QiaSymphony
• PerkinElmer 360s
• Gentra Autopure LS automated DNA extractors
• Beckman table top centrifuges
• Microcentrifuges
• Nanodrop ND8000 spectrophotometer
• BioMicroLab XL20 2D-tube rack re-arrayer
• Tecan Freedom EVO liquid handling robotic systems
• Numerous volume checks, tube sorters, orbital shakers, shaking water baths, thermalcyclers and analytic instruments
• Numerous PCs coupled with above instruments
• Incumbent must have strong understanding of genomic related technologies and help the BRTC draft manuscripts proposals, and reports. Must have some understanding of basic data analysis techniques and software.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

• Laboratory environment.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2956
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