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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
 
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Date Posted 10/21/2021
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Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department NJMS-Cancer Center
Overview
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 motivated Postdoctoral Fellow for the Cancer Center-Center for Cell Signaling within the New Jersey Medical School.
The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Appointee position is to conduct independent laboratory research under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI). The current focus of the Hou lab is to understand the anti-KRAS therapy resistance mechanisms in pancreatic cancer and engineer tumor-associated cells to improve disease control. The postdoctoral appointee will use in vivo mouse models to dissect the role of tumor microenvironment in regulating tumor response to KRAS inhibitors and use the knowledge to develop novel cell therapies. The PI will fully support the postdoctoral appointee to apply fellowships, seed grants, travel awards and career development grants.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Conducts multidisciplinary research in cancer biology and immunology with a focus on the discovery of therapy resistance-associated cells in tumor microenvironment and the development of innate immune cell therapy for cancer.
  • Participates in experimental design and carries out experiments including animal surgeries.
  • Operates and maintains experimental equipment.
  • 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.
  • Submits proposal for postdoctoral fellowship funding.
  • Prepares manuscripts and grant proposals based on the research conducted.
  • Gives oral presentations of the research.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 99S
Position Salary $53,760 to $54,144
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits

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
  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related areas.
  • Experience with molecular biology, biochemistry, cell culture and/or mouse work.
Certifications/Licenses
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must have first authored publications.
  • Experience with studies in cancer biology, cell engineering, immunology and/or biochemistry.
  • Effective skills in oral and written communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. 
  • Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Basic knowledge of R software and bioinformatics for transcriptomic analysis.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST3323
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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