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Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted on Dec 26, 2022 by Rutgers University

Newark, NJ 07103
Immediate Start
Hourly Salary
Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)


NJMS-Cell Biology & Molecular Med

Overview New Jersey s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and six centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, clinical and translational research, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research. Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers. Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state including New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Rutgers RBHS is an anchor institution that boasts locations in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise.

Posting Summary Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine within the New Jersey Medical School. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), Stephen F. Vatner, MD, the postdoctoral fellow will perform
basic scientific research activities involved in animal physiology and surgery.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Performs duties relating to animal care, including but not limited to breeding and maintenance of mouse colonies, and manipulation of animals according to approved experimental and institutional protocols (ex. injections, phlebotomy, surgery and euthanization).
  • Performs surgery to create animal models of disease and to implant instrumentation.
  • Responsible for keeping detailed records of procedures and experiments in laboratory notebook.
  • Compiles data, make necessary calculations, presents results at national conferences, and publish the results on high impact journals.
  • Develops own research project(s) under the guidance of the PI.
  • Instructs and trains students, technicians and laboratory assistants as required.

Position Status Full Time Daily Work Shift Day FLSA Exempt Grade 99S Position Salary 54,840.00 Standard Hours 37.50 Union Description Non-Union Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Benefits Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees.
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. Seniority Unit Terms of Appointment Temporary Staff Appointment - Salaried 12 Month Position Pension Eligibility None Qualifications Minimum Education and Experience
  • M.D. and/or Ph.D. and/or DVM in a related field required, including at least 3 years of research experience relating to physiology in animal models and also cellular, molecular biology and biochemistry techniques.
Physical Demands and Work Environment PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
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 6 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.

Must be available to work flexible hours, including overtime on short notice and possible weekends and holidays to meet strict deadlines. May require working with radioactive materials. 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 Pre-employment Screenings All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination. Please mention Bio Careers when applying.

Reference: 1831425431


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