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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/14/2021
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Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department RWJ-CABM

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 five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, 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—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) within Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research on RNA metabolism in stem cells, development and disease, using in vitro cellular models as well as transgenic mice. The project will involve experimental procedures to permit biochemical examinations of specimens and tissues, performed by the Postdoctoral Fellow or by others in the research group, or by collaborators in other groups. The project largely involves bioinformatics analysis of transcriptomic and genomics data. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to participate in the configuration and maintenance of data bases necessary for conduct of the project. It is expected that research will lead to publications and the Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to prepare manuscripts as well as contribute to the preparation of grant and fellowship applications. The fellow will also be expected to guide the research project of undergraduate research assistants. This is a grant-funded position contingent on the availability of funds to support it.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Conducts experiments using in vitro cancer cells and stem cell models, in which specific genes are perturbed, involving high-throughput assessment of RNA expression, RNA stability and translation, as well as protein abundance.
  • Conducts generation, maintenance and investigation of transgenic mouse models and performs above analyses on cells and tissues derived from animal models.
  • Carries out bioinformatic analyses of transcriptomic and genomic data, with the goal of defining regulatory pathways
    involved in RNA metabolism and function.
  • Develops innovative biochemical and RNA-sequencing methods to facilitate better understanding of RNA metabolism and function.
  • Develops and applies CRISPR/Cas systems for screening and validation of genes involved in RNA metabolism and
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
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

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility None

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology or a related science is required.
  • All But Dissertation (ABD) status will also be considered.
  • Prior experience and productivity in RNA Biology research.
  • Experience with standard molecular biology and cell biology techniques, as well as RNA and protein biochemical analyses.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Background and proficiency in RNA biochemistry.
  • Proficient in spoken and written English.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience in bioinformatics analysis of RNA-sequencing data and/or previous experience in working with embryonic stem cells and transgenic mouse models.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment


  • Lab environment. Universal safety precautions are mandatory.
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST1237
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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