Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Postdoctoral Fellow conducts highly specialized and technical research involving animal models of cardiovascular disease.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Under the daily guidance and design of the Principal Investigator, the candidate will execute studies in the tissue culture and mice models.
The molecular techniques involved mainly include, culturing primary cells and cell lines, Western Blotting, chromatin immunoprecipitation, cloning, gene mutagenesis, immunocytochemistry, and microscopy.
Animal work will include handling mice for sacrifice and harvesting of organs according to the National Institute of Health guidelines and protocols approved by Rutgers animal care committee.
This point is very critical, the work in the lab requires attention to fine details, high organizational skills, meticulousness, and precise calculations of concentrations.
The candidate is expected to participate in national meetings, including oral and/or poster presentations.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Must have a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Cellular & Molecular Physiology, Pharmacology, or an equivalent field.
Expertise in cardiovascular research is required.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: This position involves prolonged standing, walking and sitting, as well as use of laboratory equipment. Must perform complex procedures and demonstrate manual dexterity. Some stooping, reaching, climbing and bending. Occasional lifting of 20 pounds to a height of 6½ feet. Hearing and speech capabilities necessary to communicate with other researchers and staff in person, on the telephone and by e-mail. Vision capable of viewing gauges, computer monitors, charts, forms, text and numbers for prolonged periods.
WORKENVIRONMENT: Must be available to work flexible hours, including overtime on short notice and some weekends and holidays. May require working with radioactive materials.
Posting Number: 19ST4326
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 102706
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