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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ

Laboratory Assistant in New Brunswick, New Jersey

LocationNew Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2023-05-19
Direct Apply
Valid Through2024-02-28

Job Description:

Laboratory Assistant

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Laboratory Assistant

Posting Number 23TM0192

Department SEBS - Environmental Science


The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, located on the George H. Cook Campus, is one of the largest schools of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. We pursue excellence in research, teaching, and outreach in areas of study that address the biological spectrum from molecules to ecosystems. Our emphasis is on both the fundamental sciences and the social and human dimensions. We offer 21 undergraduate majors, including plant and animal sciences, microbiology, biotechnology, agriculture and food systems, landscape architecture, food and nutritional sciences, ecology and evolution, marine science and oceanography, environmental sciences and meteorology, human ecology, entomology, and environmental economics.

In addition to instruction in the classroom, field, and laboratory, our students have opportunities for experiential learning on and off campus, including a growing emphasis on international experiences through short- and long-term study abroad. Students also have access to a robust program of applied research and outreach hosted by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station laboratories, farms, business incubators, and marine stations throughout the state.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Laboratory Assistant for the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

Among the key duties are the following:

  • Responsible for a project involving the analysis of traces metals in sediment samples from New York and New Jersey waterways.

    Position Status Part Time

    Hours Per Week 19

    Daily Work Shift Day

    Work Arrangement

    FLSA Nonexempt

    Position Salary $30 per hour

    Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

    Terms of Appointment Temporary Staff Appointment - Hourly


    Minimum Education and Experience

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific/technical discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant laboratory technician or research study experience carrying out research protocols and tests, or other technical work may be substituted for the degree.


    Preferred Qualifications

  • A PhD in Environmental Sciences or a related field is preferred.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of toxic, trace metal biogeochemistry (particularly lead and mercury) in sediment, riverine, and marine ecosystems.

  • Analytical laboratory and field experience with sediment and water collection and processing, including analysis through inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy ( ICP - OES ).

  • Experience in developing trace metal sensors using screen print electrodes.

    Equipment Utilized

    Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Must be able to complete lab and field work, sampling sediments on small boats for collection of sediment samples in various NJ or NY waterways.

    Special Conditions

    Posting Details

    Posting Open Date 05/18/2023

    Posting Close Date 05/26/2023

    Open Until Filled No

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick

    Home Location Campus Cook (RU-New Brunswick)

    City New Brunswick

    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 (https://policies.rutgers.edu/60-1-35-currentpdf) , 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 (https://policies.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/100-3-1-current.pdf) , 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.

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

Posting Specific Questions

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