You cannot enter the US on a B2 to work. I am sure the university will have an issue with this.
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NO ... do not do it ... NO
Sure, you can use the B to travel to the US ... but you can NOT WORK.
Don't even think of walking around the research lab on a B visa.
Plus, if the Consul learns of your trip to the US ... they can refuse to issue you the J visa.
Rutgers isn't that 'horrible' of a university .... talk to the person above the person you've been talking to.
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YOU CANNOT WORK ON A B2 VISA!
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I don't see how being in NJ in person without being able to work will be any more convincing to get Rutgers to keep the job open for you. If you go ahead with this trip on your B-2 visa, then you should be prepared for the U.S. consulate and the airport immigration officials not to believe you if you claim that you did not work unlawfully while you were in the U.S. If the university won't keep the position open until you get the J-1 visa, you may simply be out of luck. But I think you should try to communicate with others at the university first. You cannot be the first J-1 researcher at Rutgers who has gone through this exact experience of delay in visa issuance.