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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience within the New Jersey Medical School.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Postdoctoral Fellow will identify the tryptophan metabolites made by probiotic and pathobiont bacteria, assess bacterial interactions with each other and with the host, and elucidate tryptophan-mediated effects of probiotics on pathobiont-induced inflammation, determine the contribution of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor to these interactions and effects, evaluate effects of these tryptophan metabolites on intestinal organoids and perfused intestines, and assess their effects on colitis development.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
- Participates in experimental design, maintains mice in gnotobiotic facility, and carries out experiments.
- Participates in meetings with project PIs and their laboratories.
- Operates and maintains experimental equipment.
- Records and analyzes data from experiments.
- Maintains a proper data notebook pursuant to the standards of the Department and the PI.
- Contributes to the intellectual development of the project, and the writing of manuscripts.
- Submits proposals for post-doctoral fellowship funding.