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Principal Lab Assistant

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Note to AFSCME Local 1761 (COLT) members only: To apply, an application or resume must be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on 9/22/17. For additional information on positions posted on New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses call (848)932-3869; positions posted on the Newark campus call(973)353-5500; positions posted on the Camden Campus (856)225-6475.

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Principal Lab Assistant
Job Category AFSCME 1761 (COLT)
Department Waksman Inst of Microbiology
Overview

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root nearly 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Principal Lab Assistant for the Waksman Institute for the day-to day operations of the new wing washroom.
• Collects glassware and waste from labs.
• Operates and monitors steam autoclaves, washers and other equipment.
• Monitors biological and chemical wash solution to ensure quality and consistency for decontamination of glassware.
• Maintains necessary supply levels in sterile storage areas.
• Verifies that equipment functions properly and maintains equipment via repair or replacement work order request.
• Assists with maintaining established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental control standards.
• Maintains storage rooms in a neat and orderly manner.
• Ensures proper coverage of staff in absence.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week 35 hours
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 11
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 32931.790
Annual Mid Range Salary 38670.530
Annual Maximum Salary 44409.260
Standard Hours 35.00
Union Description AFSCME - Local 1761 COLT
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview

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

Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience

Requires a high school/vocational school education or equivalent and six months related lab experience. College-level science laboratory study or laboratory technical training may be substituted for the experience. Requires the ability to record and maintain data in computerized and non-computerized formats. Must be able to communicate effectively. Additional college-level science laboratory study, laboratory technical training, or related lab experience is preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications

Highly preferred: Two (2) years of experience in a lab, health care or medical, setting or a closely related setting using sterile procedures and Autoclave.

Equipment Utilized

Autoclaves
Hot Air Sterilizers
Glassware Washers
Drying Ovens

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Frequent reaching (overhead, extensive, and repetitive).
• Must have the ability to lift/push/pull greater than 50 pounds.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3226
Posting Open Date 09/14/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

Note to AFSCME Local 1761 (COLT) members only: To apply, an application or resume must be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on 9/22/17. For additional information on positions posted on New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses call (848)932-3869; positions posted on the Newark campus call(973)353-5500; positions posted on the Camden Campus (856)225-6475.

Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-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: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a member of AFSCME 1761 (COLT)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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