Director of Information Technology

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology

The Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey (HGINJ) has embarked on a major initiative to encourage, foster, and support research in the life sciences within Rutgers University and the greater New Jersey community. As a part of this initiative, further research will be emphasized in five major core programs. Based on the strengths and expertise of the life sciences faculty, these programs include: Brain Disorders, Cancer Genomics, Computational Genetics, Reproductive Genetics, and Stem Cells. Each program is headed by a leading expert in the area of concentration.

The mission of the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey (HGINJ) is to operate a world-renowned institute of excellence in human and medical genetics, to collaborate with and enhance research and training programs in the life sciences of Rutgers, and to facilitate scientific relationships with the private sector. HGINJ is comprised of prominent research scientists with specialties encompassing a broad range of topics. Areas of concentration currently include the following core programs: Brain Disorders, Cancer Genomics, Computational Genetics, Reproductive Genetics, and Stem Cells.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Director of Information Technology for the Human Genetics Institute (HGI). The Director of Information Technology reports to the Director of the Human Genetics Institute (HGI). This position oversees various services critical to the daily operations of HGI and RUCDR including high-performance compute, storage and desktop infrastructure.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Manages the delivery of technical support for all aspects of the department and is responsible for coordinating efforts with central IT to ensure the best combination of reliability, support and cost. 

  • Supervises a technical staff comprised of two full-time staff members including hiring, performance appraisals and discipline when appropriate. 

  • Responsible for projects, staff and budgets to ensure successful completion of all assigned tasks in a demanding, 24/7 production environment. 

  • Investigates new technologies and makes decisions for the above services as well as make recommendations to the Director for all supported services.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week  
Daily Work Shift  
FLSA Exempt
Grade 08
Position Salary  
Annual Minimum Salary 96072.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 121529.500
Annual Maximum Salary 146987.000
Standard Hours  37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit  
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility  ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience 

  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, and computer literacy in the areas detailed below are critical.

  • Advanced understanding of the administration and deployment of Windows and Linux operating systems as well as storage systems. 

  • Interpersonal 

  • Follow through/up skills; Ability to quickly troubleshoot issues 

  • Working knowledge of Active Directory, system maintenance and imaging as pertains to the implementation of the above services.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel, when necessary, to sites throughout New Jersey for business demands.

Preferred Qualifications
  • FISMA/HIPAA compliance 

  • Network and computer troubleshooting

  • Technical training and documentation

Equipment Utilized
  • Operating Systems – Windows desktop (7+), Windows server, Linux and Mac OS (10.x)

  • System Management– KACE, Bomgar, etc

  • Directory/Authentication Services – Active Directory and LDAP 

  • System Backup – NetVault and BackupExec

  • Storage – Isilon Storage, Tape Libraries

  • Databases – MySQL and Microsoft SQL

  • Servers – Physical and virtual

  • Productivity Applications – MS Office, Adobe Suite, Office 365, etc.

  • Computer peripherals – Printers, copiers, scanners, plotters, camera system

  • Cloud Services – AWS, Azure, etc

  • Firewalls

Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Candidate will be required to travel between campuses. 

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds for purposes of installing or moving computer equipment.

Special Conditions

• Cleaning Driving Record