Lab Operations Coordinator

Rutgers University

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Recruitment/Posting Title Lab Operations Coordinator
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare
Department Ernest Mario School - Pharmacy
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. As one of the largest employers in the State of New Jersey, Rutgers University is committed not only to the students and the State that we serve, but also to the faculty and staff who work on our campuses.
For two consecutive years, Rutgers is ranked on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Large Employers. Rutgers holds #64 of 500 employers and is the #1 New Jersey employer on the publication’s 2023 list. Rutgers’ commitment to its employees includes maintaining and fostering a safe, diverse, and respectful workplace environment, creating employment opportunities for our nation’s military veterans, and ensuring accessibility and accommodation for individuals with disabilities.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Lab Operations Coordinator for the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy (EMSOP) and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS). The Lab Operations Coordinator (Simulation Operations Specialist), co-funded by the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy (EMSOP) and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), is responsible for providing technical and operational support for simulation activities within RBHS and for supporting related activities with clients and partners, as assigned.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Functions as an operations and technical expert within the program to ensure initiatives meet the needs of the organization and the clients. In cooperation with faculty and simulation educators.
  • Sets up simulation activities and provides support and troubleshooting for day-to-day operations.
  • Provide basic clinical expertise during the scenario design, setup phase, and/or training sessions, as needed.
  • Assists with the growth and development of healthcare simulation through participation in project management processes, product education (e.g., consulting and training) initiatives, and simulation delivery.
  • Within RBHS, assists other Schools and departments within the academic health system as an internal expert and provides active participation in the overall growth and development of the program.
  • Working under the direction of the Director of Simulation Technology at EMSOP, is responsible for serving the needs of for growth and development of simulation programs at EMSOP and RWJMS, as well as providing support for additional interprofessional education and service as determined by the needs of the program.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
Work Arrangement
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 03
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 44831.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 55743.000
Annual Maximum Salary 66655.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
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
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver’s license would be required for this position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience involving educational activities in a healthcare environment.
  • The preferred candidate will have a valid license/certification as an emergency medical technician, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, respiratory therapist, or paramedic.
  • The preferred candidate will also have additional instructor certification(s) in courses such as Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and other adult learner focused programs.
  • The ideal candidate will possess a Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) certification.
  • A minimum of one year of experience (or equivalent) in patient care in a clinical setting is preferred.
Equipment Utilized
  • Computers, information technology and networking equipment
  • High, middle, and low fidelity manikins and task trainers
  • Healthcare related clinical equipment and materials
  • Audio/visual equipment such as cameras, sound boards, and streaming production equipment
  • 3D printing and biomedical equipment
  • Animal tissues/cadaver tissues (infrequently, but possible)
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Able to push, pull, and move up to 85 pounds with assistance; must have manual dexterity to use tools and work on mechanical parts, must be willing to wear personal protective equipment as required.
Special Conditions
  • Clean Driving Record

Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST0745
Posting Open Date 03/22/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
City Piscataway
State NJ
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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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