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Postdoctoral Fellow

Rutgers University

Job Description

Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research Support (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department CINJ-Guo Lab
Overview Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations.

We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.

Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Fellow position is to conduct research investigation to elucidate the mechanism of autophagy in regulating cancer metabolism and immune response for KRAS-driven lung tumorigenesis and therefore to provide potential treatment for KRAS-mutant lung under the supervision of the Principal Investigator. Performs research, experiments, and laboratory techniques of a specialized nature under direct supervision of the Principal Investigator. Drafts written reports for inclusion in manuscripts and grant proposals.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Conducts research experiments to: 1. understand the mechanism of autophagy in regulating cancer metabolism and immune response for KRAS-mutant lung tumor growth and metastasis using genetically engineered mouse models and the state-of-the-art metabolomic and lipidomic analysis; 2. examine the efficacy of autophagy inhibition-directed combinational therapies, including immunotherapy and targeting therapy, using mouse models; 3. identify novel metabolic vulnerabilities in KRAS-mutant lung cancer.
  • Prepares written reports of the research experiments.
  • Prepares grant proposals based on the research conducted.
  • Prepares data for presentations and publications. Presents research results at laboratory and scientific meetings at the local and national level.
  • Assists with the instructing and training of students,fellows, lower-level professionals and technicians in laboratory technicians, instrumentation, etc. to develop the skills necessary to perform the required functions.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
FLSA Exempt
Grade 99S
Position Salary
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

Rutgers University requires all new 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 employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use in the United States or a vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. 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 candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility None
Qualifications
Minimum Education and Experience
  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. in a relevant science finishing their training (following their residency and/or fellowship) who wish to prepare for careers in academic medicine.
Certifications/Licenses
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Background in cancer biology research.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Laboratory environment. Moderate noise. Exposure to blood, excrement, antineoplastic drugs and possible exposure to infectious and communicable diseases. Universal precautions are mandatory. Exposure to hazardous chemicals
Special Conditions
Posting Details
Posting Number 22ST0723
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
City New Brunswick
State NJ
Location Details New Brunswick, New Jersey
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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