Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Supervising Chemist for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The primary purpose of the position of Supervising Chemist is to provide laboratory testing services to support NJ State and Federal agencies and NJ State-regulated entities as outlined in the MOA. The Supervising Chemist position will supervise, coordinate and review the work of a chemical analysis laboratory unit.
Among the key duties of this position are following:
Produces and directs the making of varied physical, chemical, biochemical, toxicological tests, 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.
Performs and recommends the hiring, firing, training, performance recognition/assessment, discipline, timekeeping, record keeping, policy implementation, promoting and other personnel actions.
Prepares and directs the preparation of exhibits to be used in court proceedings, and acts as a witness in court.
Prepares letters explaining the results of chemical tests, examinations and analyses, and interpretation of the findings.
Prepares scientific papers for publication, participates in scientific meetings and conferences and serves on scientific committees.
Supervises, conducts performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, coaches, counsels and motivates staff to achieve peak productivity and performance.
Maintains working knowledge and hands on experience with tests in the unit to ensure continuity of operation.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in any natural science or physical science, including or supplemented by twenty-four (24) credit hours in chemistry, which shall have included a minimum of six (6) credit hours in analytical chemistry.
Three (3) years of professional chemical analysis work in a public health or chemistry laboratory.
A Master's Degree in chemistry may be substituted for one (1) year of experience, and an earned Doctorate degree in chemistry may be substituted for two (2) years of experience, as indicated above.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Possession of a valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle.
This position is temporary and contingent upon continued funding from NJDOH, Division of Health and Environmental Laboratories.
Candidate must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check, which includes fingerprinting.
Posting Number: 18ST3063
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 75563
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.