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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/28/2021
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Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department NJMS-PHRI CENTER-Z30001

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 within the New Jersey Medical School.

Postdoctoral Fellow position is immediately available for PhD to conduct research in the area of host-pathogen interactions using clinical samples and animal models in Dr. Chang’s laboratory. Prior knowledge of flow cytometry is essential. Collects, records and analysis data, prepare 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:

  • Will examine the role of hormone, innate immunity, and microbiome in viral transmission and pathogenesis in humans and mouse models.
  • Will carry out assignments in the laboratory and help manage the laboratory. He/She will compile and present statistical data with appropriate conclusions and recommendations in a weekly group meeting. The candidate will assist in the preparation of manuscripts and grant applications for the funding of research activities.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 99S
Position Salary $52,704.00 to $53,460.00
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 Temporary Staff Appointment - Salaried 12 Month
Position Pension Eligibility None

Minimum Education and Experience
  • PhD in the field of infectious diseases, immunology, molecular cellular biology.
  • The applicant should have experience in molecular biology, cell biology, innate immunity and host-pathogen interaction.
  • Should be familiar with handling infectious agents, ELISA, multi-color FACS analysis, molecular cloning, real-time PCR analysis, and immunofluorescent microscopy.
  • Experience in processing primary cells from blood and tissue as well as handing mice is essential.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • The incumbent must have an excellent communication and writing skills.
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST1386
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)
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