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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 07/29/2021
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Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department RWJ-Child Health Institute
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 Child Health Institute of New Jersey at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
 Under the direction of the Principal Investigator the Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for the performance and analysis of experiments focused on the calcium signaling in mononuclear phagocytes. This project focuses on the early signals triggered in mononuclear phagocytes by different microbes or microbial molecules. The applicant should have a strong background in immunology, cell biology and be able to perform live cell imaging. In addition, the candidate will participate in lab meetings, research in progress seminars, prepare manuscripts, assist in grant writing and is expected to apply for fellowship opportunities. As part of their career development to transition to the next phase of their career, the applicant will be trained in improving their experimental design skills and their oral and written presentation skills. Multiple resources for career development to aid with these requirements will be provided by the PI. 
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Designs, performs and analyzes experiments pertaining to the study of calcium signal in mononuclear phagocytes mostly by microscopy, but also by flow cytometry. 
  • Performs live cell imaging to monitor intracellular pathways through microscopy using fluorescent probes or indicators. 
  • Generates and/or maintains primary cell cultures from rodents for live in vitro stimulation and biochemistry approaches.
  • Compiles and analyzes data with appropriate conclusions and recommendations in support of further CHI research. 
  • Reviews, analyzes and reports relevant literature and assist the PI in the preparation of manuscript and grant application relevant to the experimental work. 
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
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
  •  Qualified candidate must hold a PhD, DVM or MD degree in animal physiology, cell biology or Immunology.
  • Candidates in all but degree (ABD) status will also be considered.
  •  Must have prior laboratory experience in working with rodents.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  •  Must have written and published scientific articles. 
  • Must have effective oral and written communication skills; and ability to understand and communicate in English. 
  • Must be motivated, self-driven, creative and interactive. 
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Must have the ability to work collaboratively and independently 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Expertise with two-photon microscopy.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST2061
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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