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Post-doctoral fellow - modeling chemotherapy-induced cognitive deficit

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Research & Development
Immediate Start
Hourly Salary

Job Description

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey () is New Jersey's only National Cancer Institute (NCI) - designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations. This post-doctoral appointee will contribute to achieving this vision, by participating in research within the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Rutgers CINJ.

The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Appointee position is to conduct research investigation into the pathophysiology of chemotherapy-induced cognitive dysfunction (also known as "chemo-brain") under the supervision of the Principal Investigator. Briefly, our NCI-funded laboratory uses an animal model to characterize cognitive deficits induced by anti-cancer therapy. In addition we probe the pathophysiology responsible for chemotherapy-induced cognitive deficits. In the past we have successfully identified targetable pathways, that can be interrupted pharmacologically to protect against chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity. The postdoctoral appointee will conduct research experiments, and draft written reports for inclusion in manuscripts and grant proposals. The laboratory PI, Peter Cole (), will provide the postdoctoral fellow with instruction in techniques specific to our laboratory, as well as ongoing mentoring for the fellow's career development and advancement. However, the postdoctoral fellow will generally be expected to function autonomously, assuming primary responsibility for the development of his or her research and career.

Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Ph.D. and/or M.D. in a relevant science finishing their training (following their residency and/or fellowship) who wish to prepare for careers in academic medicine. The applicant must have a strong background in rodent research (including animal handling, collection of blood and spinal fluid, and behavioral testing). In addition, familiarity with chemotherapy and a background in neuroscience, molecular biology and/or biomarker analysis are preferred. Effective oral and written communication skills. Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

Additional instructions and information:
For additional information, or to apply for the position, please go to the following link:

Seach for Job Posting Number 18ST2528

Salary for this full-time position will be determined, in part, by prior experience.
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Reference: 615418388

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