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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

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 Bio-specimen Repository Services Department at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Under the direction from Tissue Analytic Services Bio-Specimen Repository Laboratory Manager, the Research Teaching Specialist IV carries out research related clinical specimen collection and processing. Among the key duties of this position are the following:

• Assists in protocol adaptation and administrative duties involved in following protocol requirements and regulations.
• Processes research related specimen processing including immunohistochemistry techniques.
• Assists principal investigators in the establishment/documentation of specimen processing procedures after review of clinical trial protocols.
• Assists principal investigators in the justification for and purchasing of supplies/equipment needed for protocols requiring specimen processing.
• Responsible for the collection processing of clinical trial research specimens using established laboratory techniques.
• Performs laboratory techniques specific for molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology and immunohistochemistry including but not limited to tissue culture and sterile techniques, lymphocyte separation techniques, RNA/DNA extraction/isolation, ELISA, chemical analysis of biological fluids and blood and immunohistochemistry.
• Attends protocol activation meetings requiring technical assistance.

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 a relevant science or a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant science plus one (1) year of related research experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Must show proficiency in molecular biology laboratory methods.
• Understanding research protocols well enough to implement specimen processing needs and/or documentation of specimen collection and processing procedures.
• Ability to follow and create laboratory SOPs in order to reach goals set by research protocols.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint and show ability to learn laboratory specific database software.

Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

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

Work Environment:
Lab environment. Moderate noise. Exposure to blood, excrement, antineoplastic drugs and possible exposure to incautious and communicable diseases. Universal precautions are mandatory. Exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Special Conditions

• Mandatory “on-call” laboratory schedule must be adhered to for complete collection of all protocol related bio-specimens.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3356
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 of Science degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least one (1) year of related experience for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have laboratory research experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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