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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 09/15/2021
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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 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.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine within the New Jersey Medical School.  Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Postdoctoral Fellow will be provided the opportunity to apply cutting-edge techniques to study the biology of CAR-T and CAR-NK cells in the laboratory.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Studies the immunobiology of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T and NK cells.
  • Characterizes CAR-T and CAR-NK cells for development of innovative therapies for viral infection (Ma, M. et al., Frontiers in Immunology, 2021) and infection-related malignancies with the ultimate goal of administering them to patients as part of a future clinical trial.
  • Studies 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.
  • Uses molecular, biochemical, bioinformatics, immunological, and advanced super-resolution imaging strategies, as well as machine learning approaches for understanding human lymphocyte (including CTLs and NK cells) dysfunction in chronic infectious diseases (e.g., HIV or HBV) and cancer. 

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 Temporary Staff Appointment - Salaried 12 Month
Position Pension Eligibility None

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Ph.D. in a relevant field of biomedical research field (cancer or cardiovascular).
  • A strong expertise in imaging, animal models, and communication. 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience in cancer or cardiovascular research.
  • Background in immunology, molecular cloning and strong commitment to the described research program for at least two – three (2-3) years.. 
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Must be able to lift or exert force up to 25 pounds.

Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST2825
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
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