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Rutgers The State University Research Teaching Specialist III (Virology) in Newark, New Jersey

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Recruitment/Posting Title Research Teaching Specialist III (Virology)
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research Support (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department NJMS-Medicine-Infectious Diseases
New Jersey's academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University-New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state-at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark's University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist III (Virology) for NJMS- Emerging Pathogens. The Research Teaching Specialist III is responsible for daily oversight of development and testing new assays safely in the BSL3/ABSL3 environment while adhering to the CDC guidelines, federal, state, and local regulations, and institutional guidelines. Will perform research with BSL2/BSL3 bacteria and viruses and Select Agents in in-vitro and in- vivo models. Will also assist the BSL3 Director and Deputy Lab Manager to oversee the lab duties as assigned.Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Collaborates with principal investigators, research teams, and faculty on ongoing research projects involving bacterial and viral research.
  • Cultures and quantitates pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria and viruses including SARS-COV-2, M.Tuberculosis requiring work in the BSL3/ABSL3 facilities including Tier 1 agents.
  • Performs detailed MICs and DNA/RNA extraction of above-described pathogens using various systems and performs preliminary analysis.
  • Assists in the development and testing of new assays.
  • Assist in preparing IACUC approvals, renewals and submissions.
  • Assists design of animal studies for IBC, IACUC, and for grant submission.
  • Works with animal models for MTb, SARS-CoV2, Chikungunya virus, yellow fever virus.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
FLSA Exempt
Grade 22S
Position Salary 59,590
Annual Minimum Salary 59590.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 71303.000
Annual Maximum Salary 84513.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Requires Masters in Science (preferably biology) plus one (1) year of related research experience,
  • OR a Bachelor's Degree in Science and at least two (2) years of work experience in containment laboratory management and one (1) year of work experience with animal infection models under Biosafety level 3 containment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Experience in infectious diseases.
  • Hand on experience with BSL3 pathogens.
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency and working of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience or knowledge regarding biological safety including pathogenic microorganisms (eg infectious dose, natural reservoirs, route of transmission, communicability, environmental stability, antibiotic sensitivities/resistance, and sensitivities to disinfectants) in biosafety/laboratory safety practices preferred.
  • Working knowledge of NIH and CDC guidelines preferred.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs.WORK ENVIRONMENT: Animal Bio-Safety Level 3 and Biosafety level 3 Laboratories.
Special Conditions
  • All candidates must enroll and be given clearance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) Security Risk Assessment and be enrolled in the Rutgers University Personnel Reliability Program for Tier 1 Select Agents
Posting Details

Posting Number 24ST1415
Posting Open Date 06/10/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
City Newark
State NJ
Location Details
Pre-employment Screenings

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Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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