Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow (less than 1-year Postdoc experience) for the Public Health Research Institute. The Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in research projects focusing on the roles of chromatin marks in genome integrity and antigenic variation in Trypanosoma brucei, the parasite of African sleeping sickness, under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Hee-Sook Kim. The position is available starting immediately. An ideal candidate will have training in molecular biology, biochemistry (protein purification), and/or high-throughput sequencing/bioinformatics etc (preferably in T. brucei or related organisms such as T. cruzi, L. major). The candidate should have the ability to work individually and as part of a team. The candidate is expected to collect, record and perform data analysis, prepare reports for peer-reviewed scientific publications and conference presentations, and contributes to the writing of IACUC and IBC applications and fellowships/grants. The candidate will report all research related activities to the PI and is expected to train technicians/fellows in relevant techniques as directed by the PI.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Highly motivated, self-starter with enthusiasm and team spirit for research.
Performs experiments that include genetic, biochemical, proteomic approaches as well as HT-seq.
Highly organized and willing to interact with other research group in collaborative projects.
Keeps up-to-date with technical and theoretical knowledge related to the projects
Generates, compiles and presents experimental data with appropriate conclusions, recommendations, etc. pertinent to research activity.
Presents scientific/research contents in institutional, national and international forums.
Contributes to writing of IACUC and IBC applications and grants to respective agencies.
Provides support for the daily operations of the Lab, including training/supervising technicians and junior fellows.
Performs other related duties, as assigned by the PI.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Highly motivated researcher with a Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, or a relevant science.
Applicants should have strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry and infectious disease
Experience working with Trypanosoma brucei or T. cruzi is an asset. The candidate is expected to maintain high level of research competency, knowledge and skills to perform duties assigned by the principal investigator.
Candidates in all-but-degree (ABD) status will also be considered.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
WORKENVIRONMENT: research in BSL-2 laboratory.
Posting Number: 19ST5152
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 107961
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