Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Child Health Institute of New Jersey at the Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Postdoc will be responsible for the design, analysis, interpretation and presentation of experiments regarding the study of molecular mechanisms of the regulation of synaptic transmission in mammalian brain and human neurons derived from human tissue. In addition, the Postdoc should have a strong background in neuroscience and/or cell biology and be able to perform molecular, cellular and/or electro-physiological experiments. The Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in lab meetings, research in progress seminars, prepare manuscripts, and grant applications.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Designs, performs and analyzes electrophysiology, molecular biology, cell biology and in vivo behavioral experiments.
Performs animal experiments using mice; generation of lentiviral vector for in vivo or in vitro gene delivery; primary neuronal culture; human fibroblast and pluripotent stem cell culture.
Compiles and analyzes data with appropriate conclusions and recommendations in support of further CHI research.
Reviews, analyzes and reports relevant literature, and assists the PI in the preparation of manuscripts and grant applications relevant to the experimental work.
Assists with the instruction and training of students (undergraduate and graduate) in laboratory techniques and procedures in the area of cellular and molecular analysis to carry out research assignments.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience or relevant biological sciences.
Candidates in all but degree (ABD) status will also be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Able to work with rodent animals and human embryonic cells.
Effective oral and written communication skills; and ability to understand and communicate in English to sufficiently perform the job duties.
Highly motivated, self-driven, creative, and interactive.
Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated ability to work in a laboratory environment and perform laboratory research.
Prior experience with electrophysiology, neuronal culture, and cell imaging techniques.
As this position may be funded through the T32, special requirements include that the candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident under T32 Training Program guidelines.
Posting Number: 21ST0741
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 129307
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