Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey invites applications for a postdoctoral research position associated with the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Postdoctoral Associate will conduct research in one or more of the following areas of study: (i)Regulation, via post-translational modifications and associated proteins, of keratin and lamin intermediate filament proteins in digestive organs. This effort includes high throughput drug screening to identify compounds for potential therapy in patients who harbor the >70 human diseases caused by intermediate filament gene mutations for which there is no treatment (Am J Physiol 2017, Gastroenterology 2018); (ii)Understanding the mechanism of porphyria-associated tissue injury, and the genetic modifiers that contribute to penetrance of the different porphyrias disease manifestations (FASEB J 2016, Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019). This project includes using zebrafish models we generated to discover novel therapies; (iii)Studying a urea cycle enzyme that manifests anti-inflammatory properties (PNAS 2019).
The Postdoctoral Associate is expected to conduct research that will lead to publications and to use the experience and other career development opportunities to prepare his/her self for an independent career. As such, the Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to prepare manuscripts and to contribute to grant preparation and to apply for fellowships. The Postdoc Associate is also expected to mentor undergraduate or graduate research student(s). The Postdoctoral Associate will also be involved with other lab-related activities as needed.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related biomedical science is required. Candidates with M.D./ Ph.D. degree will be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requirements include experience in biochemical, genetic, molecular or cell biological techniques; mouse or zebrafish experimental systems; and a record of publication commensurate with level of training. Preference is given to trainees with no previous postdoctoral training and who are interested in ultimately applying for postdoctoral fellowships. The candidate is expected to be proficient in spoken and written English. Must have the ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be able to work independently.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Laboratory environment. Universal lab and safety precautions are mandatory.
Posting Number: 19FA1923
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 97755
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