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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 01/18/2021
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Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department NJMS-Pathology

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 six centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, clinical and translational research, 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 including New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Rutgers RBHS is an anchor institution that boasts locations in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Fellow for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine within the New Jersey Medical School.

The Postdoctoral Fellow participates in the vibrant research community of Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. This post-doctoral fellowship and graduate student training will also provide the opportunity to apply cutting-edge techniques to study the biology of cytotoxic and CAR-T and CAR-NK cells in the laboratory.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Study the biology of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T and NK cells.
  • Characterize these CAR-T and CAR-NK cells for development of innovative therapies for infection and infection-related
    malignancies with the ultimate goal of administering them to patients as part of a future clinical trial (NIH funded).
  • Study the cell biology of NK cell, with a focus on NK cell inhibitory receptor signaling and immunological synapse.
  • Designs, performs and analyzes experiments in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and animal studies.
  • Use molecular, biochemical, and imaging strategies, as well as biophysical approaches for understanding human lymphocyte (including CTLs and NK cells) dysfunction in chronic infectious diseases and cancers.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
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

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

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

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Ph.D. in a relevant field of biomedical research field (cancer or cardiovascular) and a strong expertise in molecular cloning is required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Background in immunology and imaging.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST0100
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
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