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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 06/10/2021
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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 RWJ-Medicine-Gastroenterology-Meb

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 Department of Medicine within the Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct specialized research techniques and procedures related to the gut microbiome as it relates to intestinal health and disease. The lab has a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease, longitudinal microbiome dynamics, and multi-omic analyses. The Postdoc will use their training and judgment to apply research methods and techniques, to analyze and present data, and to understand the mechanics of building and maintaining a translational research program. The Postdoc will also assist with budgetary, training, and administrative responsibilities; and will perform general laboratory management to ensure the smooth functioning of the lab.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Performs specialized research techniques and procedures related to the pathophysiology and molecular biology of diseases, particularly in the areas of gastrointestinal disease, inflammation, immunity, infection, and systems biology.
  • Keeps neat, thorough, and up-to-date records of procedures and experiments using paper and/or electronic platforms.
  • Compiles and analyzes data with appropriate conclusions and plans for further investigation, publications, and grant applications. Will present data to PI and other lab members.
  • Assists in the establishment of performance standards, as well as in the selection of research methodologies and instrumentation, and coordination of instrumentation and experimental approaches in support of research.
  • Assists with the instruction and training of students, fellows, residents, and research assistants in laboratory techniques and concepts.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
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
  • Hold a Ph.D. or MD degree.
  • Relevant background in Biomedical Sciences, specifically bioinformatics, microbiology, immunology, and/or biochemistry/molecular biology.
  • Candidates in all but degree (ABD) status will also be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; and ability to understand and communicate in English to sufficiently perform the job duties.
  • Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST1540
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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