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 Supervising Chemist is to conduct standard and developmental chemical testing, supervise the assigned staff and provide analyses related to specific routine functions and prepares reports.
Among the key duties of this position are following:
Supervises, coordinates and reviews the work of the staff in the chemical analysis laboratory unit.
Makes and directs the making of varied 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.
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 a working knowledge and hands on experience with tests in the unit to ensure continuity of operation.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in a natural science or physical science plus three (3) years of related research experience or a Bachelor's Degree in natural science or physical science plus four (4) years of related research experience.
Three (3) years of professional chemical analysis work in a public health or chemistry laboratory.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Position requires standing, walking, sitting, use of the hands to finger, handle or feel, talk and hear 2/3 of the time, reach with hands and arms over 1/3 of the time, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl under 1/3 of the time. Position requires lifting 1/3 of the time up to 10 pounds, and under 1/3 of the time up to 25 pounds. WORKENVIRONMENT: Moderate noise environment with some exposure (less than 1/3 of the time) to blood borne pathogens requiring the use of personal protective equipment; some potential exposure (less than 1/3 of the time) to hazardous waste.
NOTE: A Master's Degree in chemistry may be substituted for one (1) year of experience as indicated above. NOTE: An earned Doctorate Degree in chemistry may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.
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