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Lab Researcher IV - Schindler Lab
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/11/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Lab Researcher IV - Schindler Lab
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department Human Genetics Inst of NJ
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 celebrated a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 70,800 students and 27,000 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 over 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 Laboratory Researcher IV in the Schindler Lab at the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey (HGINJ). The laboratory research is focused in the area of reproductive biology specifically in understanding how gametes in females are made using cellular and molecular biology techniques.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Breeding and genotyping for several transgenic lines.
  • Maintains lab inventories and supplies.
  • Orders lab supplies.
  • Maintains an accurate and detailed lab notebook.
  • Prepares common stock solutions.
  • Standard laboratory techniques including PCR, RNA isolation, RT-PCR, cloning, immunocytochemistry, oocyte/embryo collection and manipulation, and Western blot will be used to conduct bio-medically focused research. .
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 03
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 46742.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 59162.500
Annual Maximum Salary 71583.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
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
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective 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 individual a medical or religious exemption.  Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility .  Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  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 prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline.
  • A combination of two years college-level science curriculum plus two years relevant laboratory technician or research study experience carrying out research protocols and tests may be substituted for the degree.
  • An additional equivalent amount of college-level study in an appropriate science curriculum may be substituted for the experience in the above combination.
  • A valid driver’s license, plus two years driving experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must be comfortable handling laboratory mice.
  • Knowledge of scientific empirical procedures.
  • Understands the fundamentals of the science.
  • Ability to read and understand technical documents.
  • Perform basic scientific routines, protocols, and tests and articulate data to researchers.
  • Ability to group lead.
  • Participate in required occupational health and safety programs.
  • Must operate and maintain sophisticated equipment.
  • Ability to record and maintain data in computerized and non-computerized formats.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer literacy.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience handling mice.
  • Basic molecular biology skills.
  • Prior laboratory experience.
Equipment Utilized
  • Must have basic understanding of genomic and cellular-related technologies.
  • Must have some understanding of basic data analysis techniques and software.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Ability to lift and move up to 30 pounds.
Special Conditions
  • Occasional Holiday shifts may be required.
  • Will be required to participate in required occupational health and safety programs.
  • Regular workweek may include evening and/or weekend work.
  • Successful completion of the Rutgers’ Defensive Driving Course.
  • Clean driving record.

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1614
Posting Open Date 05/10/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details
Piscataway, NJ

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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