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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 07/22/2021
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Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department RWJ-Biochemistry&Molecular Biology
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 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
 The Postdoctoral Fellow adapts and applies genome-scale approaches developed in a laboratory toward mammalian cells to study how human tRNA halves and fragments might be protective or antagonistic host responses against Covid-19 and mycobacterial infections. 
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  •  Designs and implements experiments independently with input from the adviser and collaborator(s).
  •  Characterizes the effects of stress-induced human tRNases and tRNA fragments (tRFs) on Covid-19 and mycobacterial infections using tRNAseq methods. 
  •  Holds an interest in acquiring expertise in the spectrum of computational/bioinformatic methods (from current lab members, specialized offsite courses, and online courses) required to analyze transcriptome and proteome data.
  •  Participates in weekly lab meetings.
  •  Contributes to the maintenance of the laboratory. 

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 99S
Position Salary $53,760/annual
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
  •  Qualified candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biomedical sciences or related disciplines. 
  • A minimum of three (3) years of previous experience in molecular biology.
  • Candidates in all but degree (ABD) status will also be considered. 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Highly motivated with evidence of productivity. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Adept at working in teams and with multiple Principal Investigators. 
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
  • Equipment specific to a Pharmacology laboratory.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Physical Demands: sitting, standing, walking, reaching, kneeling, talking and hearing.  No special vision requirements. Must be able to lift or exert force up to 25 pounds.

  • Work EnvironmentLaboratory environment.  Moderate noise.  
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST1987
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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