Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Postdoctoral Fellow will assist in reaching our long-term goal in identifying potential novel drug targets for preventing malaria infection; with focus on kinase signaling pathways in the malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium, particularly those that function during infection of the mammalian liver. The Post Doc will perform scientific research (protein purification, biochemistry, enzymatic assays, tissue culture, cell biology, light and fluorescence microscopy molecular biology, rodent handling, mosquito dissection) under the PI's guidance. Previous experience in Plasmodium pre-erythrocytic stages and vector biology is desirable.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Performs scientific research (protein purification, biochemistry, enzymatic assays, tissue culture, cell biology, light and fluorescence microscopy, molecular biology, rodent handling, mosquito dissection) under the PI’s guidance.
communicates regularly with the Principal Investigator.
Maintains detailed and accurate experimental records.
Participates and presents in journal clubs, seminars and conferences.
Reads current scientific and technical literature relevant to the laboratory’s mission.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in a related field, peer-reviewed publications, excellent training in molecular biology, protein purification and/or biochemistry.
Should have a strong work-ethic, communication & organizational skills and ability to work independently.
Preference will be given to candidates with animal-handling experience.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing. No special vision requirements. Must be able to lift or exert force up to ten (10) pounds.
Salary: $52,704-$53,076 Stipend is based on years of Postdoctoral experience
Posting Number: 20ST0150
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 109625
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