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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 07/14/2021
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Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department CINJ-Radiation Onc-Cancer Biology
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 for the department of  Radiation Oncology/RadCaBio at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. 
 The primary purpose of the Post-doctoral Fellow position is to independently conduct breast and ovarian cancer research and to analyze experiments relative to the understanding of oncogenic signaling and response to cancer therapies. The lab at Rutgers Cancer Institute leverages a number of experimental approaches including RNA sequencing (RNAseq), gene expression microarrays, DNA whole exome sequencing, DNA copy number analysis, proteomics, cell / tissue culture, and xenograft mouse modelsto address these questions. Our studies utilize a combination of in silico strategies to interrogate data from human patient samples coupled with experimental genetic models to replicate human tumor alterations in order to investigate mechanisms of disease in vitroand in vivo. The candidate will have the opportunity to join and grow a highly translational laboratory that seeks to identify underlying mechanisms of tumorigenesis and translate these findings into improved personalized therapeutic strategies for the treatment of breast and ovarian cancer. 
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  •  Perform independent research relevant to the interest and field of breast and ovarian cancer. 
  •  Expected to publish reports of key findings in a timely manner. 
  •  Keeps detailed records of procedures and experiments. Compiles and presents statistical data with appropriate conclusions and recommendations pertinent to the research. 
  •  Prepares grant proposals based on the research conducted and maintains an up to date understanding of the relevant literature. 
  •  Gives oral presentations of the research at lab meetings and conferences. 
  •  Assists with the instructing and training of students, fellows, technicians, and laboratory assistants as required. 
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
  • New or recent PhD and/or MD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, or similar disciplines. 
  • Background in cancer biology research as evidenced by a strong publication record in the field.
  • Candidates in all but degree (ABD) status will also be considered. 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. 
  • Must be competent in standard laboratory techniques, mouse models of cancer, and knowledge in genomics and/or bioinformatics, including R or MATLAB, is desirable. 
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Physical Demands: Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs. 

  • Work Environment: Laboratory 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 21ST1918
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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