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Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Post-Doctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department NJMS-Ob/Gyn

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.

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.

Posting Summary

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is seeking a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Sara Morelli, the Post-Doctoral Fellow conducts techniques investigating mechanisms by which bone marrow cells contribute to rapid, scar-free renewal of the uterine endometrium.

  • Assists in further advancing the understanding of mechanisms of endometrial renewal through the use of animal models, human cell lines, and primary clinical specimens.
  • Designs and performs experiments, collects and analyzes data, writes manuscripts, and presents results.
  • Develops standards, methodologies, and instrumentation. Utilizes protein biochemistry (ELISA and Western Blot), and molecular biology (RNA extraction, real-time PCR, array analysis).
  • Participates in evaluation of procedures, suggests revisions, and proposes new procedures.
  • Keeps detailed records of procedures and experiments in a laboratory notebook.
  • Compiles data, makes necessary calculations, presents results at national conferences, and publishes the results in high impact journals.
  • Instructs and teaches basic lab techniques to various trainees in the laboratory, including medical students, Masters students, and clinical residents and fellows in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health.
  • Responsible for general lab maintenance including maintaining and cleaning equipment, ordering lab supplies, processing of orders or invoices, and ensuring compliance with institutional regulatory procedures.
  • Assists in the writing of grants.
  • Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and Rutgers’ regulations, laws and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
  • Understands and adheres to Rutgers’ compliance standards as they appear in RBHS’s Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
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 Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility None


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Ph.D degree in genetics/molecular cell biology or related areas.
  • Experience with murine models and animal (rodent) handling, protein biochemistry (ELISA and Western Blot), and molecular biology (RNA extraction, real-time PCR, array analysis).
  • Experience with immunohistochemistry / confocal laser microscopy, and digital imaging.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Background in endocrinology, gene expression, stem cell biology and immune function genes.
  • Expertise in the biology of the mesenchymal-epithelial transition, which will be applied to the investigation of mechanisms of endometrial regeneration.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment


Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3242
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details

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