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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 07/27/2021
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Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department NJMS-Pharmacology
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 Postdoctoral Fellow for Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience.  Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the candidate will conduct research on cause and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Preclinical studies include biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology and animal behavior. 
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Participates in experimental design and carries out experiments including animal handling and surgeries.
  •  Assists with the maintenance of the laboratory facilities, equipment and instruments.
  •  Records and analyzes data from experiments. 
  •  Maintains a proper data notebook pursuant to the standards of the department and the PI
  •  Contributes to the intellectual development of the project
  •  Contributes to the writing of manuscripts
  •  Candidates are encouraged to pursue research grant opportunities.
  •  Actively participates in scientific presentation and discussions within and outside the institute and engages in developing new research strategies where appropriate. 
  •  Remains updated on pertinent literature.
  •  Collaborates with other postdocs and students on the project.
  •  Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 99S
Position Salary 53,570
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 Temporary Staff Appointment - Salaried 12 Month
Position Pension Eligibility None

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related scientific discipline.  
  • The individual must be organized and capable of multi-tasking.  
  • This individual must have good command of the English language and also must have strong writing skills. 
  • The PI is looking to hire a highly motivated individual who can work independently and who is willing to supervise PhD and Masters candidates.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Individuals with MDs may apply but only if they have significant basic science research training and publications.  
  • Knowledge in biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology and animal behavior preferred.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST2055
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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