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Post Doctoral Fellow

Rutgers University

Job Description

Recruitment/Posting Title
Post Doctoral Fellow
Job Category
Staff & Executive - Research Support (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
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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 in the department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

The lab of Dr. Xiaoyang Su at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to carry out studies related to solute carrier proteins and cellular metabolism. Su lab has a particular interest in LC-MS metabolomics and biochemistry. This position is available immediately. Expertise in biochemistry, mammalian cell culture and assay techniques, including IF, FACS, siRNA, protein and nucleic acid chemistry, and background in biochemistry, cell biology or molecular biology is required. Knowledge of organic chemistry or analytical chemistry is strongly preferred. Strong communication skills and proficiency in spoken and written English is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience and follow NIH and Rutgers guidelines.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Perform specialized research techniques and procedures related to research project.
  • Keeps neat, thorough, and up-to-date records of procedures and experiments using paper and/or electronic platforms.
  • Compile and analyze data with appropriate conclusions and plans for further investigation, publications, and grant applications. Will present data to PI and other lab members.
  • Assist in the establishment of performance standards, as well as in the selection of research methodologies and instrumentation, and coordination of instrumentation and experimental approaches in support of research.
  • Assist with the instruction and training of students, fellows, residents, and research assistants in laboratory techniques and concepts.
  • Submits purchase recommendations to PI for analytic and preparative equipment, reagents, and laboratory operating supplies and enacts on purchasing decisions. Track and manage study budget, grant spending, and lab inventory.
  • Assist in maintaining research records and regulatory paperwork.
  • Assist the Principal Investigator with the preparation of grant applications, presentations, abstracts, and manuscripts.
  • Assists in conducting a continuous program of research and development. Recognize problems, alerts the supervisor as needed, and communicates all changes.Track and manage short and long-term study plans according to goals of Principal
  • Work collaboratively and independently with laboratories and researchers within Rutgers and with external collaborators.
Position Status
Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
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Union Description
Payroll Designation
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.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine. Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment
Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility
Minimum Education and Experience
  • Researcher must hold a PhD degree in a relevant area of science such as Biochemistry, Cell Biology orMolecular Biology.
  • Strong publication record consistent with career stage.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills; and ability to understand and proficiency in English to sufficiently perform the job duties.
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Researcher must have the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Requires specialized knowledge in the use of mammalian cell culture.
  • Background in biochemistry with technical knowledge in basic cell biology and molecular biology techniques, including IF, siRNA, protein and nucleic acid chemistry.
  • Good written and oral English communication skills, good organization skills and computer literacy.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in R or Python.
  • Experience with studies of liver metabolism and high-throughput data analysis.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Must be able to work in a laboratory environment and to be able to interact with rodents.
  • Must be able to perform laboratory research.
  • Some lifting may be required (must be able to lift 20 lbs): laboratory items and/or boxes.
  • Reading, walking, standing, sitting is required.
  • Must pass employee health clearance, TB Test and required safety training.
  • Must follow all safety precautions in laboratory, as required.
Special Conditions
  • This is a position renewable up to one year contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance.
Posting Details
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus
Downtown New Brunswick
New Brunswick
Location Details
Pre-employment Screenings
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.
Infection Control and Safety
This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

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