Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for Public Health Research Institute. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Theresa L. Chang, the Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research in the area of host-pathogen interactions using animal models. Keep abreast in technical and theoretical knowledge related to HIV pathogenesis. Collects, records and analysis data, prepare reports for peer- reviewed scientific publications and conference presentations, and contributes to the writing of IACUC, IBC and IRB applications and grants. Reports all research related activities to the PI and trains technicians/fellows in relevant techniques as directed by PI.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Highly motivated, self-starter with enthusiasm and team spirit for research.
Performs in vitro and in vivo research involving animals, cell lines and HIV or other infectious/non-infectious agents as assigned by the PI.
Highly organized and willing to interface with other research groups in a collaborative project.
Keeps up-to-date with technical and theoretical knowledge related to HIV pathogenesis.
Generates, compiles and presents experimental data with appropriate conclusions, recommendations, etc. pertinent to research activity.
Presents scientific/research contents in institutional, national and international forums.
Contributes to writing of IACUC, IBC and IRB applications and grants to respective agencies.
Provides support for the daily operations of the Lab, including training/supervising technicians and junior fellows.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD degree in relevant field.
Experience in molecular biology, cell biology, innate immunity and host-pathogen interaction.
The candidate will dissect the role of mucosal immunity in viral (HIV/HSV2/Zika or chlamydia) transmission and pathogenesis.
He/she should be familiar with handling infectious agents and have experience in ELISA, multi-color FACS analysis, real-time PCR analysis, and immunofluorescent microscopy.
Experience in processing primary cells from blood and tissue as well as handling mice is essential.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Should be able to work with human specimens and animal models of viral infection.
WORKENVIRONMENT: Research in BSL-2 and animal housing facilities.
Posting Number: 19ST4219
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 101956
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