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Research Teaching Specialist II
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/26/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Research Teaching Specialist II
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department CINJ Central Admin
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.
Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist II in Genome Editing Shared Resource at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey .
The primary purpose of the Research Teaching Specialist II position is to coordinate and assist in maintaining the core’s production colony based on project schedule, be responsible for the generation of mice by pronuclear and ES cell microinjection/electroporation, hormonal preparation of mice, harvesting of fertilized/unfertilized oocytes, in vitro fertilization, oviduct and uterine transfer of injected embryos, rederivation of mouse lines, weaning of mice, tail tip biopsies and animal husbandry, reagent preparation, maintain controlled substance usage logs.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Coordinates and maintains the core’s production breeding colonies with its needs based on project schedule.
  • Conducts daily operations during microinjection and IVF sessions and coordinating the activities of other technicians to maximize efficiency.
  • Microinjection or electroporation of DNA constructs/CRISPR reagents into fertilized eggs to generate transgenic and genetically modified mice.
  • Microinjection of ES cells into blastocysts to generate chimeric mice.
  • In vitro fertilization to generate embryos for oviduct transfer.
  • Rederivation of mouse lines.
  • Facility generated chimera and transgenic founder breeding.
  • Schedules hormonal preparation of mice for harvesting eggs, fertilized embryos at different stages of development and pseudo pregnant mice.
  • Oviduct and uterine transfer of the embryos.
  • Keeps detailed records of birth/death/transfer of generated mice at the facility.
  • Coordinates tissue biopsies with investigators as advised by supervisor.
  • Weaning of breeding colonies.
  • Timely report and results to the supervisor.
  • Maintains controlled substances use log and obtains replacements.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 25S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 65083.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 78131.000
Annual Maximum Salary 92788.000
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 http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement

Rutgers University requires all new employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use in the United States or a vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine. Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in biology, animal sciences or a related field plus two (2) years’ experience in generation of genetically modified mice by pronuclear and ES cell microinjection/electroporation, hormonal preparation of mice, harvesting of fertilized ova, oviduct and uterine transfer of injected embryos, weaning of mice, tail biopsies and animal husbandry or a Bachelor’s Degree plus three (4) years of the above-mentioned experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of embryo freezing and sperm cryopreservation.
  • Ability to work flexible hours (including evenings and weekends) as required by the laboratory.
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Preference will be given to the candidate with proven efficiency in generating genetically modified founders using C57BL/6 strain, intracytoplasmic sperm injection in mouse eggs using Piezo drill and experience in mouse in-vitro fertilization using different strains especially C57B1/6.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Laboratory environment, moderate noise. Exposure to blood, excrement, antineoplastic drugs and possible exposure to infectious and communicable diseases. Universal precautions are mandatory. Exposure to hazardous chemicals. Exposure to rodents in barrier vivarium.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST0929
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

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

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