Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The Postdoctoral Fellow will report to the Principal Investigator and conduct research on microbiome characteristics in humans and animal models. The fellow will also be expected to guide the research projects of undergraduate research assistants.
- Carries out informatic analyses of metagenomic, transcriptomic, and metatranscriptomic data, with the goal of defining populations, individual taxa, genes, pathways, and transcripts in body secretions and excreta, as well as host transcriptional responses.
- Conducts biochemical procedures for extraction of nucleic acids from bio-specimens, and preparation of libraries for high-throughput sequencing.
- Participate es in the configuration and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation and equipment, including computers, necessary for the conduct of the project.
- Prepares scientific manuscripts for publication, and contributes to the preparation of research grant and fellowship applications.
- Supervises and guides the research projects of undergraduate research assistants.
Candidates must have the following qualifications in order t0 be elligible for this Postdoctoral Fellowship at Rutgers University
- Ph.D. in microbiology, computational biology, or related science. All but degree (ABD) status are also considerable.
- Experience with standard microbiome molecular biology techniques, nucleic acid purification, and biochemical and biophysical analyses.
- Proficient in spoken and written English.
- Prior experience and productivity in research.
- Previous experience with microbiome metagenome and network analyses, DNA quantitation, and computational analyses and working with human samples preferred.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, commonly referred to as Rutgers University, or RU, is an American public research university in New Jersey. It is the largest institution of higher education in New Jersey.