POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN TRAUMA/SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE
A highly-motivated Post Doc with experience conducting highly technical research within the area of injury, stem cells and translational medicine, will conduct research to further the understanding and treat bone marrow and immune dysfunction following injury using hematopoietic and molecular biologic techniques and cell based therapy. The position is also expected to be actively involved in the translation of the approach to in vivo studies using rat and mouse models of injury. The incumbent will conduct experiments and analyze data under direct supervision of the Principal Investigator. This opportunity offers an exceptional learning environment to apply principles of stem cell biology to discover novel cellular and molecular therapies as it relates to shock and injury.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Performs highly skilled hematopoietic stem cell and cellular immunology techniques.
- Performs animal experiments on rats and mice, shock injury models tissue harvesting and processing.
- Develops a proficiency in current drug development and regulatory guidelines supporting both molecular and cellular therapeutics through continuous survey and review of the existing literature.
- Performs various research and technical operations relative to ongoing investigatory activities of a laboratory; may conduct independently or as assigned specialized research for a particular project.
- Participates in the development of performance standards, selection of methodology and instrumentation and coordination of the analytical, biochemical, and instrumentation functions with research areas to ensure conformance with the goals and objectives of the research program.
- Assists in the conducting of continuous program of research and development regarding new procedures and instrumentation functions of the laboratory.
- As requested, assists in the implementation of the programs and projects in special areas of interest to the overall research program of the laboratory.
- Understands and adheres to Rutgers’ compliance standards as they appear in RBHS’s Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
- Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and Rutgers’ regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
- Assist in the training of research students and other research fellows with the laboratory.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience,and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Ph. D. Degree or equivalent in a biological or other relevant science, plus three (3) years of related research experience working in an immunology laboratory conducting independent research. Must have experience working with rats and mice as well as experience in techniques relevant to hematopoietic stem cell biology, such as methylcellulose colony-forming assay. Knowledge of flow cytometry and cellular immunological techniques is required.