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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 11/04/2021
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Application Deadline Open until filled

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 motivated Postdoctoral Fellow for the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience within the New Jersey Medical School.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for conducting highly specialized and technical research. The individual will be primarily engaged in the mechanistic studies of small molecule antibacterials. The position will involve one or more of the following approaches: intrabacterial drug accumulation/metabolism, generation of drug-resistant mutants, and target validation through genetic and/or biochemical methods. The position may also involve the use of computational methods for compound design, including but not limited to molecular docking and machine learning. The individual will also contribute his/her time towards writing manuscripts and review articles that directly result from his/her research.  In addition, the individual will also help train graduate students and technicians.  
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Performs various research and technical operations relative to ongoing investigatory activities of a laboratory; may conduct independently or as assigned specialized research for a particular project.
  • Participates in the development of performance standards, selection of methodology and instrumentation and coordination of the analytical and instrumentation functions with research areas to ensure conformance with the goals and objectives of the research program.
  • Assists in the conducting of continuous program of research and development regarding new procedures and instrumentation functions of the laboratory.
  • As requested, assists in the implementation of the programs and projects in special areas of interest to the overall research program of the laboratory.
  • Participates in the study of small molecule mechanism of action.
  • Performs highly skilled techniques in investigating the design of novel computational approaches to drug discovery.
  • Assists with the instructing and training of students, fellows, technicians and laboratory assistants as required.
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 Temporary Staff Appointment - Salaried 12 Month
Position Pension Eligibility None

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Ph.D. Degree in synthetic organic chemistry or relevant science. 
  • Candidates in all-but-degree status will also be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST3551
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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