Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Program Manager, Virology, for the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The primary purpose of the Program Manager, Virology is to serve the Public Health Laboratory Services Virology Program and to accomplish its missions and objectives. The Virology Laboratory is the second half of the Public Health Laboratory Services unit. The unit is responsible in large part for diagnosis of a variety of diseases and surveillance testing. The Virology Laboratory Unit is comprised of the Viral Serology, Rabies and Molecular Virology Units. Among the key duties of the position are the following:
Leads the Virology Microbiology Laboratory from its current labor intense, manual, culture based processes to a more efficient molecular based, automated technology through new recruits with the necessary skills that can cross train and develop the existing staff.
Functions as a Technical Supervisor under the Clinical and Laboratory Improvement Amendment of 1988 (CLIA) and College of American Pathologists (CAP) guidelines.
Provides the technical oversight of the virology unit including the Rabies, Viral Serology, Viral Culture and Molecular Virology sections.
Responsible for quality management, safety procedure compliance and management of federal grants and state agreements.
Manages and assists in the recruitment, and development of staff.
Maintains the unit and staff in a state of readiness to respond to public health emergencies to mitigate factious disease impact on the health of New Jersey residents and the state's economy.
Develops and manages the budget for the Virology program.
Works in collaboration with other internal programs and other divisions of the NJ Department of Health as well as with community partners to provide accurate and timely laboratory services and information.
Serves as the primary liaison between VP, PHEL laboratory and the Communicable Disease Services group.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master of Science Degree in Microbiology or other appropriate biological discipline.
Four (4) years of experience in Microbiological analysis or research.
A Doctorate in a Microbiological discipline may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Valid driver’s license.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
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.
Rabies and small pox vaccination are required for employment.
Candidate must be willing to undergo a Security Risk Assessment which includes a fingerprint criminal background review and drug testing.
Posting Number: 18ST2889
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 74246
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.