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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
 
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Date Posted 07/01/2021
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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-Microbiology
Overview
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 Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics within the New Jersey Medical School.  
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Postdoctoral Fellow will perform structure-function studies of bacterial regulatory proteins. The candidate will collect data; prepare reports for peer-reviewed scientific publications and conference presentations; and contribute to grant writing and figure preparation. 
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Performs molecular biology, structural biology, X-ray crystallographic, and genetic research independently or as assigned, relating to bacterial protein structure-function, followed by appropriate reports, recommendations and conclusions.
  • Determining the 3-dimensional structures of proteins, protein-protein, and protein-small molecule complexes using X-ray crystallography.
  • Perform protein expression and purification – overexpression using bacterial systems, SDS-PAGE, western blotting, co-immunoprecipitation, and chromatographic separation using FPLC.
  • Perform protein characterization – using circular dichroism, surface plasmon resonance (Biacore), microscale thermophoresis, and isothermal titration calorimetry.
  • Perform RNA/DNA isolation, expression vector design and construction, PCR, site-directed mutagenesis, and enzymatic assay development for medium- and high-throughput screening.
  • Generates, compiles and presents statistical data with appropriate conclusions, recommendations, etc. pertinent to research activity.
  • Support the daily operations within the lab, e.g., lab reagent generation and administrative tasks.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 99S
Position Salary $53,760-$58,608 based on Postdoc’s years of experience.
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits

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
  • Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and Structural Biology or equivalent in a relevant science during which a minimum of four (4) years of related research experience was performed. 

Certifications/Licenses
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Track record of purifying and crystallizing proteins. 
  • Experience determining X-ray crystal structures and collecting X-ray diffraction data at synchrotrons.
  •  Good communication and organization skills are important for this position.
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST1725
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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