Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The Postdoctoral Fellow adapts and applies genome-scale approaches developed in a laboratory toward mammalian cells to study how human tRNA halves and fragments might be protective or antagonistic host responses against Covid-19 and mycobacterial infections.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Designs and implements experiments independently with input from the adviser and collaborator(s).
Characterizes the effects of stress-induced human tRNases and tRNA fragments (tRFs) on Covid-19 and mycobacterial infections using tRNAseq methods.
Holds an interest in acquiring expertise in the spectrum of computational/bioinformatic methods (from current lab members, specialized offsite courses, and online courses) required to analyze transcriptome and proteome data.
Participates in weekly lab meetings.
Contributes to the maintenance of the laboratory.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Qualified candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biomedical sciences or related disciplines.
A minimum of three (3) years of previous experience in molecular biology.
Candidates in all but degree (ABD) status will also be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Highly motivated with evidence of productivity.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Adept at working in teams and with multiple Principal Investigators.
Equipment specific to a Pharmacology laboratory.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Physical Demands: sitting, standing, walking, reaching, kneeling, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Must be able to lift or exert force up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment: Laboratory environment. Moderate noise.
Posting Number: 21ST1987
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 137064
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