A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Veronika Miskolci at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) in Newark, NJ. We study the metabolic regulation of innate immunity during inflammation, with a current focus on tissue repair, using larval zebrafish as an in vivo model. We employ imaging applications, including confocal microscopy, lifetime imaging, and second harmonic generation microscopy, for our studies. The laboratory is in the Cancer Center building, with access to sophisticated core facilities and services. The laboratory is part of Center for Cell Signaling (https://njms.rutgers.edu/ccs/message.php ) and Center for Immunity and Inflammation (https://njms.rutgers.edu/research/CII/index.php ).
We seek highly motivated scientists with backgrounds in cell and molecular biology, immunology, metabolism and light microscopy. The ideal candidate should have recently (preferably within 0-1 year) obtained a PhD in cell or molecular biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, biomedical engineering, or a related field, and have at least one first-author publication. The position is fully funded. Salary level will conform to standard NIH and Rutgers NJMS pay scales.
Minimum Education and Experience:
(1) Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related areas.
(2) Experience with molecular biology (cloning) and cell biology.
(3) Candidates in All But Dissertation (ABD) status will also be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
(1) Have first authored publications.
(2) Experience with studies in immunology, cell biology and/or metabolism.
(3) Effective skills in oral and written communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.
(4) Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Basic knowledge of R software and bioinformatics for transcriptomic and metabolomic analysis.
Interested individuals should send a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Veronika Miskolci, Assistant Professor, Center for Cell Signaling, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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