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Postdoctoral Fellowship at the State University

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the State University of New Jersey

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Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellowship position for the Child Health Institute at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Postdoc will be responsible for the design, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of experiments regarding the study of the molecular mechanism on the regulation of synaptic transmission in the mammalian brain and human neurons derived from human tissue.

The applicant should have a strong background in neuroscience and/or cell biology and be able to perform molecular, cellular and/or electrophysiological experiments. In addition, the Postdoc will participate in lab meetings, research in progress seminars, prepare manuscripts and grant applications, and will also be expected to apply for support via various fellowship opportunities.

Key Duties

Candidates on this Postdoctoral Fellowship at the State University of New Jersey will perform the following duties

  • Designs, performs and analyzes electrophysiology, molecular biology, cell biology and in vivo behavioral experiments.
  • Performs animal experiments using mice; generation of the lentiviral vector for in vivo or in vitro gene delivery; primary neuronal culture; human fibroblast and pluripotent stem cell culture.
  • Compiles and analyzes data with appropriate conclusions and recommendations in support of further CHI research.
  • Reviews, analyzes and reports relevant literature; and assists the PI in the preparation of manuscripts and grant applications relevant to the experimental work.
  • Furthermore, assists with the instruction and training of students (undergraduate and graduate) in laboratory techniques and procedures in the area of cellular and molecular analysis to carry out research assignments.


  • Hold a Ph.D. or MD degree in Neuroscience or relevant biological sciences.
  • Candidates in all-but-degree (ABD) status will also be considered.
  • Have written and published papers as well as effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and communicate in English to sufficiently perform the job duties.
  • Highly motivated, self-driven, creative, and interactive.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools.
  • Capable of following all safety precautions in the laboratory.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, commonly referred to as Rutgers University, or RU, is an American public research university in New Jersey. Overall, it is the largest institution of higher education in New Jersey.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Open toAll
OrganizerRutgers, The State University of New Jersey



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