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Postdoctoral Fellow

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

• Position is contingent upon continued grant funding.

Position Details

Position Information

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

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 universitywide, 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.

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

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM).

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research on histidine protein kinases. The project will involve biochemical, biophysical and structural characterization of the phosphatase activity of histidine protein kinases. The project may also involve crystallization, fluorescence assays, isothermal titration calorimetry, and computational analyses.

• Carries out biochemical and biophysical characterization of histidine protein kinases with the goal of defining the molecular mechanism of their phosphatase activity.
• Conducts crystallization, fluorescence assays, isothermal titration calorimetry, and computational analyses.
• Participates in the configuration and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation and equipment, including computers, necessary for conducting the project.
• Prepares scientific manuscripts for publication, and contribute to the preparation of research grant and fellowship applications.
• Supervises and guides the research project of an undergraduate research assistant.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 99S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 43692.00
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary 54216.00
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 Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related science.
• Ph.D. Candidates who meet requirements with All But Dissertation (ABD) will be considered.
• Prior experience and productivity in research.
• Experience with standard molecular biology techniques, protein purification, and biochemical and biophysical analyses.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications

• Previous experience with crystallization, fluorescence assays, isothermal titration calorimetry, and computational analyses including molecular dynamics.
• Previous mentoring experience.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

• Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, walking, reaching, kneeling, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Computer data input.

• Work Environment: Lab environment with moderate noise. Exposure to blood, excrement, antineoplastic drugs and possible exposure to infectious and communicable diseases. Exposure to hazardous chemicals. Universal precautions are mandatory.

Special Conditions

• Candidate is expected to be proficient in spoken and written English.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3184
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

• Position is contingent upon continued grant funding.

Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related science?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience with standard molecular biology techniques, protein purification and biochemical and biophysical analyses?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have previous experience with crystallization, fluorescence assays, isothermal titration calorimetry and computational analyses?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience mentoring students?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application