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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 12/09/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research Support (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department CINJ-Ped Hematology/Oncology
Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations.

We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.

Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.
Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Appointee position is to conduct research investigation into the pathophysiology of chemotherapy-induced cognitive dysfunction under the supervision of the Principal Investigator. Performs research, experiments, and laboratory techniques of a specialized nature under direct supervision of the Principal Investigator. Drafts written reports for inclusion in manuscripts and grant proposals.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Conducts research experiments to understand the pathophysiology responsible for chemotherapy-induced cognitive
    dysfunction. Our NCI-funded laboratory uses an animal model to probe the pathophysiology responsible for chemotherapy-induced cognitive deficits. In the past we have successfully identified targetable pathways, that can be interrupted pharmacologically to protect against chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity.
  • The laboratory PI, Peter Cole, will provide the postdoctoral fellow with instruction in techniques specific to our laboratory, as
    well as ongoing mentoring for the fellow’s career development and advancement. However, the postdoctoral fellow will generally be expected to function autonomously, assuming primary responsibility for the development of his or her research and career.
  • Prepares written reports of the research experiments.
  • Prepares grant proposals based on the research conducted.
  • Gives oral presentations of the research.
Position Status Part 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: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility None

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. in a relevant science finishing their training (following their residency and/or fellowship) who wish to prepare for careers in academic medicine.
  • The applicant must have a strong background in rodent research (including animal handling, collection of blood and spinal fluid, and behavioral testing).
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with chemotherapy and a background in molecular biology and biomarker analysis.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs. .

  • WORK ENVIRONMENT: Laboratory environment. Moderate noise. Exposure to animals (rats) blood, excrement, antineoplastic drugs and possible exposure to infectious and communicable diseases. Universal precautions are mandatory. Exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST3964
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

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