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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 07/17/2021
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Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research Support (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department CINJ-Medical Onc GI
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 Medical Oncology department at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.  The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Fellow position is to conduct research investigation in the following areas under the supervision of the Principal Investigator: i) signaling pathways downstream of KRAS that mediate cross-talk between pancreatic cancer cells and the stromal microenvironment including immune cells and fibroblasts; ii) the immunosuppressive microenvironment in pancreatic tumors and identification of novel therapeutic targets to increase efficacy of immune checkpoint therapy and chemotherapy; iii) identification and functional validation of novel genes and pathways driving initiation, metastasis and therapeutic resistance of gastrointestinal cancers. The position provides opportunities to study within multidisciplinary groups and be involved in clinical/translational research collaborations. The post-doctoral fellow is expected to perform research experiments, and analysis of a specialized nature under direct supervision of the Principal Investigator with the goal of establishing an innovative, collaborative research program. Qualified candidates must be in the process of completing training for PhD and/or MD graduate degrees with a strong publication record.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Conducts research experiments to understand the above mentioned areas related to gastrointestinal cancer and tumor microenvironment/immunology, cellular and molecular biology, mouse models of cancer and translational research using human biospecimens.
  • Prepares written reports of the research experiments for inclusion in manuscripts and grant proposals under the supervision of the Principal Investigator.
  • Prepares grant proposals based on the research conducted under the supervision of Principal Investigator.
  • Gives oral and poster presentations of the research at local, national and international meetings. 
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 the biological sciences (immunology, cell or molecular biology, cancer biology or related discipline) along with strong background in cellular and molecular biology techniques. 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Candidates should be capable of working independently and have excellent communication and writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with mouse experiments and multiplex flow cytometry, single-cell RNA sequencing.
  • Experience in basic bioinformatics.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Candidates will work in an inter-disciplinary, productive and highly collaborative environment and interact with basic scientists, computational biologists, translational researchers and clinicians as part of a NCI designated comprehensive cancer center.

Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST1931
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

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