Posdoctoral Fellow

Rutgers University
March 19, 2023
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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Posdoctoral Fellow

Job Category Staff & Executive - Research Support (Laboratory/Non- Laboratory) Department RWJ-Medicine-Endocrinology-Meb 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 five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, 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—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark's University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

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Posting Summary

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of Medicine – Endocrinology for the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

The lab of Dr. Moshmi Bhattacharya at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Postdoctoral research fellow to carry out studies related to metabolic diseases using transgenic mouse models. The Bhattacharya lab has a particular interest in obesity and fatty liver disease. This a grant-funded position is available immediately. Expertise in the use of transgenic mouse models, mammalian cell culture techniques and background in cell and molecular biology with technical knowledge in basic biochemical techniques, including IHC/IF, FACS, siRNA, protein and nucleic acid chemistry is required. Background in lipid metabolism and high-throughput data analysis is preferred. Strong communication skills and proficiency in spoken and written English is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience and follow NIH and Rutgers guidelines. Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Perform specialized research techniques and procedures related to research project.
  • Keeps neat, thorough, and up-to-date records of procedures and experiments using paper and/or electronic platforms.
  • Compile and analyze data with appropriate conclusions and plans for further investigation, publications, and grant applications. Will present data to PI and other lab members.
  • Assist in the establishment of performance standards, as well as in the selection of research methodologies and instrumentation, and coordination of instrumentation and experimental approaches in support of research.
  • Assist with the instruction and training of students, fellows, residents, and research assistants in laboratory techniques and concepts.
  • Submits purchase recommendations to PI for analytic and preparative equipment, reagents, and laboratory operating supplies and enacts on purchasing decisions. Track and manage study budget, grant spending, and lab inventory.
  • Assist in maintaining research records and regulatory paperwork.
  • Assist the Principal Investigator with the preparation of grant applications, presentations, abstracts, and manuscripts.
  • Assists in conducting a continuous program of research and development. Recognize problems, alerts the supervisor as
  • Position Status Full Time Hours Per Week Daily Work Shift Work Arrangement FLSA Exempt Grade 99S Position Salary Annual Minimum Salary Annual Mid Range Salary Annual Maximum Salary Standard Hours 37.50 Union Description Non-Union Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Benefits

    Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to https:// uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview. Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https: // finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health- insurance.

    Seniority Unit Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month Position Pension Eligibility None


    Minimum Education and Experience

  • Requires a background in biochemistry/molecular biology with technical knowledge in basic biochemical and cell culture techniques, including IHC/IF, siRNA, protein and nucleic acid chemistry.
  • Researcher must hold a PhD degree in a relevant area of science such as Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Certifications/Licenses Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires good written and oral English communication skills, good organization skills and computer literacy.
  • Strong publication record consistent with career stage.
  • Ability to understand and proficiency in English to sufficiently perform the job duties.
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Researcher must have the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Specialized knowledge in the use of transgenic mouse models and mammalian cell culture.
  • Experience with studies of liver metabolism and high-throughput data analysis's.
  • Equipment Utilized

    EQUIPMENT UTILIZED: Will use typical laboratory equipment for biochemical, cell and molecular biology experiments. Will use software (Word, Excel, graphical and statistical analyses).

    Physical Demands and Work Environment


  • Must be able to work in a laboratory environment and to be able to interact with rodents.
  • Must be able to perform laboratory research.
  • Some lifting may be required (must be able to lift 20 lbs): laboratory items and/or boxes.
  • Reading, walking, standing, sitting is required.

  • Must pass employee health clearance, TB Test and required safety training.
  • Must follow all safety precautions in laboratory, as required.
  • Special Conditions

    Posting Details

    Posting Number 23ST0028

    Posting Open Date Special Instructions to Applicants Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick City New Brunswick State NJ Location Details

    Pre-employment Screenings

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    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.

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    Supplemental Questions

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  • Do you have a PhD degree in a relevant area of science such as Biochemistry, Cell Biology or Molecular Biology?
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