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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 06/24/2021
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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 CINJ-Medical Immunology

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Vision, Mission and Core Values:

Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations.

We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.

CORE VALUES: Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow within the Department ImmunoOncology within Rutgers, Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to conduct research on tumor immunology with a focus on the discovery and development of T cell therapy for cancer, including tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and gene-engineered T cells. Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to establish an innovative, collaborative research program addressing important and fundamental questions.

Active areas of research include T cell receptor discovery, membrane-tethered cytokine technologies, tumor resistance mutations, target antigen discovery, and preclinical development of new TCR-based treatments. Interdisciplinary and translational approaches are encouraged.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Conducts multidisciplinary research in the area of tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy with a focus on the
    discovery and development of T cell therapy for cancer, including tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and gene-engineered T
  • Prepares written reports of the research experiments.
  • Prepares grant proposals based on the research conducted.
  • Gives oral presentations of the research.
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
  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related areas and prior experience especially with detailed knowledge of T cell biology, tumor immunology, antigen presentation, T cell receptors, tumor antigens, and immunotherapy.
  • Candidates in all but degree (ABD) status will also be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Expertise in immunological assays, molecular biology, gene transfer methods, and animal models.
  • Effective skills in oral and written communication, teamwork, and problem-solving, and be adaptable to changes in technological and scientific directions.
  • Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Basic knowledge of bioinformatics processes for genomic and transcriptomic research.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment


  • Standing, sitting, walking, talking, and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs.


  • Lab environment. Moderate noise. Exposure to blood, excrement, antineoplastic drugs, and possible exposure to infectious and communicable diseases. Universal precautions are mandatory. Exposure to hazardous chemicals
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST1647
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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