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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 12/29/2021
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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-Microbiology
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 the Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics within the New Jersey Medical School.Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Postdoctoral Fellow will assist in reaching our long-term goal in identifying potential novel drug targets for preventing malaria infection; with focus on kinase signaling pathways in the malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium, particularly those that function during infection of  the mammalian liver. The Postdoctoral Fellow will perform scientific research (protein purification, biochemistry, enzymatic assays,  tissue  culture,  cell  biology,  light  and fluorescence microscopy molecular  biology,  rodent handling, mosquito dissection) under the PI’s guidance. Previous experience in Plasmodium pre-erythrocytic stages and vector biology is desirable.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Perform scientific research (protein purification, biochemistry, enzymatic assays, tissue culture, cell biology, light and fluorescence microscopy, molecular biology, rodent handling, mosquito dissection) under the PI’s guidance.
  • Communicates regularly with the P.I.
  • Maintains detailed and accurate experimental records.
  • Participates and presents in journal clubs, seminars and conferences.
  • Reads current scientific and technical literature relevant to the laboratory’s mission.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 99S
Position Salary $53,760-$60,000 Salary is base on years of experience
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Temporary Staff Appointment - Salaried 12 Month
Position Pension Eligibility None

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Ph.D. in a related field, peer-reviewed publications, excellent training in molecular biology, protein purification and/or biochemistry. 
  • Should have a strong work-ethic, communication & organizational skills, and ability to work independently. 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Preference will be given to candidates with animal-handling experience.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Standing, sitting, walking, talking, or hearing. No special vision requirements. Must be able to 
lift or exert force up to ten (10) pounds.
Clinical/Office/Laboratory environment. Moderate noise.
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST4028
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)
Location Details

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