Research Teaching Specialist IV

Rutgers University

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Recruitment/Posting Title Research Teaching Specialist IV
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department NJMS-Pathology
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.
Rutgers RBHS is an anchor institution that boasts locations in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist IV for the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine within the New Jersey Medical School. The primary purpose of the Research Teaching Specialist IV position is to, under direction of the Director and Laboratory Supervisor, conduct specialized clinical cytogenetic testing, including but not limited to chromosome karyotyping and Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH).
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Routine procedures will include but not limited to: reagent preparation, performing tissue culture procedures, harvesting slides, slide making, slide banding and karyotyping, and FISH processing, probing and scoping.
  • Must be willing to work with potentially infectious specimens. Responsible for accessioning of samples through the laboratory information system (LIS).
  • Assist the laboratory with maintaining laboratory, accessioning and technical responsibilities.
  • Carry out various technical and clinical operations relating to the activities of the laboratory.
  • Assist in the establishment of performance standards, proficiency testing, quality control and procedures associated to the maintenance of the clinical laboratory licenses.
  • Perform various assays independently with responsibilities for accurate methodology and proper instrumentation usage.
  • Assist with the instructing and training of students in various techniques and procedures specifically related to Clinical Testing protocols.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
FLSA Exempt
Grade 19S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 49566.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 59113.000
Annual Maximum Salary 69919.000
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 .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Masters’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant Science plus one (1) years of related experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience working in a Clinical Cytogenetic lab is preferred but not required.
  • ASCP certification is preferred but not required.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Must sit at microscope for extended periods of time.
  • Work in dark rooms as well as standing for long periods of time doing bench top work.
  • Exposure to human blood, bone marrow, body fluids, or tissues.
  • This job may require flexible shifts and/or weekend hours.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST0829
Posting Open Date
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

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

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees , 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. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. 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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