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Postdoc Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
 
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Date Posted 05/28/2021
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Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoc Fellow
Department Waksman Inst of Microbiology
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Posting Summary

Waksman Institute of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research in an externally funded program using chloroplasts as platform for regulated expression of therapeutic proteins in plants. The therapeutic proteins will be tested for utility as oral vaccines subsequent to freeze-drying the lettuce leaves containing the proteins of interest. An experienced researcher is needed who is familiar with chloroplast transformation in tobacco and lettuce, is familiar with Agrobacterium and plant virus vectors and with methods required the characterize the transgenic plants and the protein products. The researcher will report directly to the laboratory Principle Investigator (PI).

Posting Number 21FA0631
Posting Open Date 05/28/2021
Posting Close Date 06/04/2021

Minimum Education and Experience

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology or subfield, for example genetics, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology or cell biology. The also must have multiple years of relevant research experience in academia with an established record of research productivity. They also should have experience in mentoring and teaching students. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and should be able to effectively communicate science to a variety of audiences.

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Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Familiarity with protein expression in lettuce chloroplasts is a training only very few students have, and is absolutely essential for the oral vaccine project. It should be combined with familiarity with transient gene expression using Agrobacterium and plant viral vectors. Applicant should be familiar with the literature of molecular farming and be able to creatively apply it to new problems. Applicant should have experience handling radioactivity and work with non-radioactive probes.
Applicant should be familiar with procedures and protocols of conducting experiments with transgenic plants at Biosafety level B1.

Equipment Utilized

Must be familiar with the biolistic gun; DNA, protein and RNA isolation and separation techniques; PCR machines, autoclaves, microscopy, cultivation of transgenic plants in the greenhouse and in vitro, computer use and database searches.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Able to stand, lift, bend. Able to occasionally lift and/or carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Able to reach and grasp with arms and hands. Work involves possible exposure to malodorous vapors, toxic chemicals and radioactivity. Research requires long periods of standing and/or sitting.

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Quick Link to Posting https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/133548
Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
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