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.
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.
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Department of Medicine – Infectious Diseases at the New Jersey Medical School.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will play a critical role in the successful testing and implementation of diagnostic tests for Tuberculosis, including detection of drug resistance, being developed in the Alland laboratory and submitted to the laboratory for evaluation by outside agencies.Tests Include but are not limited to Cepheid’s GeneXpert tests, digital PCR diagnostics and cell free DNA analysis.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
- Primer and probe design, assay multiplexing, bioinformatic investigation and in silico modeling of primer and probe sequences, optimizing sample processing using novel chemistries, buffers, and mechanical separation approaches, designing bioinformatic pipelines for data interpretation and reporting of next generation sequencing results.
- Performs analytic analysis and trouble shoots innovative new TB assays as part of the FEND diagnostic program.
- Assists in planning, direction, and conduct of the FEND TB analytic core.
- Effectively communicates with academic and commercial partners on the performance of relevant TB assays.
- Manages and troubleshoots instruments and will perform a variety of research experiences related to bacterial mutation and detection.