Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist III (business title – Chemist) for the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine for the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The primary purpose of the Chemist is to conduct standard and developmental chemical testing and analyses related to specific routine functions and to prepare reports. This position provides laboratory testing services to support NJ State and Federal agencies and NJ State-regulated entities as outlined in the MOA. The Chemist positions will identify substances found in water, wastewater, food, pharmaceuticals, and other sources and determine conformance to established standards and evaluates the validity of results. This position is contingent upon continued funding from NJDOH, Division of Health and Environmental Laboratories.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Under supervision, assists with the coordination and review of the work from the staff in a chemical analysis laboratory unit.
Conducts various physical, chemical, biochemical, toxicological testing, and analyses on food, milk, drugs, industrial hygiene, and environmental samples.
Develops standardized procedures where possible and new testing methods as a result of modern developments, including the field of air pollution control.
Assists with the preparation of exhibits to be used in court proceedings.
May be required to act as a witness in court.
Prepares letters explaining the results of chemical tests, examinations and analyses, and interpreting the findings.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in a natural science or physical science plus one (1) year of related research experience or a Bachelor’s Degree in natural science or physical science plus two (2) years of related research experience.
Demonstrated knowledge with analytical chemistry.
Successfully complete a Criminal Background Check, which includes fingerprinting, performed by the Department of Health.
Posting Number: 21ST0906
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 130359
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.