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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
 
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Date Posted 05/26/2022
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Position Details
Position Information


Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department NJMS-PHRI CENTER-Z30001
Overview
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and six centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, clinical and translational research, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state including New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Rutgers RBHS is an anchor institution that boasts locations in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Fellow for the Public Health Research Institute Center within the New Jersey Medical School. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research in the area of assays for rare somatic mutations in liquid biopsies using SuperSelective primers in Dr Fred Russell Kramer’s laboratory. Prior knowledge of deep sequencing performance and analysis, DNA extraction for liquid biopsies, molecular biology is essential. Collects, records and analyzes data, prepares reports for peer- reviewed scientific publications and conference presentations, and contributes to the writing of grants. Reports all research related activities to the PI and trains technicians/fellows in relevant techniques as directed by PI.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Performs research in the Kramer laboratory, as directed by the PI and in collaboration with other members of the laboratory.
  • Demonstrates good team spirit, organization, multi-tasking and communication skills.
  • Becomes familiar with the scientific contents of the project and coordinate with lab members to design and plan studies.
  • Organizes electronic records, data files and databases related to studies and experiments. Assists in data analysis and presentation of findings at weekly team meetings and at larger meetings with consortium members (US and international).
  • Evaluates the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase.
  • Participates in the evaluation of existing procedures, suggests revisions, where necessary, and proposes new procedures, where required.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform lab research without supervision.
  • Communicates effectively: speaks, listens and writes in a clear, thorough and timely manner, using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Develops new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolves problems, and makes decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 99S
Position Salary $54.144.00
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption.  Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility .  Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine .  Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Temporary Staff Appointment - Salaried 12 Month
Position Pension Eligibility None

Qualifications


Minimum Education and Experience
  • PhD in the fields of biology, cancer biology and genomics.
Certifications/Licenses
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • The candidate has to be highly motivated.
  • Great communication and writing skills are essential.
  • The applicant should have experience in molecular biology and genomics – both experimental and bioinformatics.
  • Excellent communication skills and critical thinking abilities are needed.
  • Next generation sequencing assays, library preparation of cell-free DNA, genomic DNA, RNA for Deep Sequencing, PCR, and digital droplet PCR.
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Must be able to lift or exert force up to ten (10) pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Laboratory environment. Moderate noise.
Special Conditions

Posting Details


Posting Number 22ST1787
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Position is contingent upon continued grant funding.
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.



Infection Control and Safety


This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.



Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement



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