Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive – Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory) Department NJMS-Microbiology Overview
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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. Our goal is to characterize putative ER-shaping proteins of Plasmodium, their functions in the parasite’s cell biology and their effect on parasite virulence. We use tools of molecular genetics (gene knockouts, conditional protein depletion, CRISPR editing), imaging (confocal and super- resolution microscopy) and proteomics in P. berghei and P. falciparum. Candidates should have peer- reviewed publications, training in cell biology, imaging, and molecular genetics. Experience in parasite biology is desirable. Although previous experience with animal handling is not a requirement, the successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in our animal studies after an initial training period. A strong work- ethic, organizational skills and ability to work independently is expected. Interest candidates should contact Dr. Purnima Bhanot ( email@example.com) with a CV.
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 Work Arrangement FLSA Exempt Grade 99S Position Salary 54,840-57,852 Depends 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 Benefits
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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.
Certifications/Licenses Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
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.
Posting Number 23ST0274
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) City Newark State NJ Location Details
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