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Research Teaching Specialist IV

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Research Teaching Specialist IV
Job Category Staff & Executive - Medical (Clinical)
Department CINJ-Biospecimen Collection-ZR0153

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Vision, Mission, and Core Values:

Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations. We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.

Core Values:
Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist IV for Tissue Analytic Services/ Bio-specimen Repository Department at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Under the direction of the Section Head, the Research Teaching Specialist IV assists in the acquisition, cryopreservation, processing, cataloging and shipping of tissues/body fluids and other biological specimens from hospital operating rooms, patient procedures sites, pathology laboratories and various patient encounter areas for the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Tissue Analytic Services/Bio-specimen Repository. This position will process complex (heme, PBMC, DNA/RNA extraction) and simple specimens for the BRS banking group. Among the key duties of this position are the following:

• Collects tissues, body fluids and other biological specimens from area hospital operating rooms, pathology laboratories and other patient encounter areas to transport them to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Tissue Analytic Services/Bio-specimen Repository laboratory or other research laboratories.
• Processes complex and simple samples for banking including but not limited to; bone marrow asp, PBMC, DNA/RNA extraction techniques.
• Spins, processes, freezes tissue, body fluid and other biological specimens for short/long term storage.
• Accurately documents tissue, body fluid and biological specimen collection information onto specimen collection forms.
• Accurately transcribes written specimen collection information into BRS confidential database.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 19S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 45799.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 55202.500
Annual Maximum Salary 64606.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
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

• Master’s Degree in Biology or a relevant science or a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a relevant science plus one (1) year research laboratory experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Effective oral and communication skills.
• Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

• Biorepository experience.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Physical Demands:
Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs.

Work Environment:
Laboratory environment, moderate noise. Exposure to blood, excrement, anti-neoplastic drugs and possible exposure to infectious and communicable diseases. Universal precautions are mandatory. Exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3129
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

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. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in Biology or a relevant science?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least one (1) year of related experience for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of laboratory experience do you have managing a research laboratory?
    • 0-1
    • 2-4
    • 5-8
    • 8+

Applicant Documents

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