Post Doctoral Fellow

Updated: about 1 year ago
Location: New Brunswick, NEW JERSEY

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Job Category Academic - Medical (Research) - Infectious Diseases/Geographic Medicine
Department NJMS-Medicine-Infectious Diseases

New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and six centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, clinical and translational research, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.

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Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

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Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Department of Infectious Disease, within the New Jersey Medical School. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will train in advanced techniques, assays and methods of microbiology, immunology and molecular biology.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Researcher/Fellow works with Principal Investigator, Faculty Mentor and other members of the Training Program to develop a program to satisfy the requirements of a Doctoral Degree at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
  • At Rutgers University, the Researcher/Fellow trains via coursework and intensive laboratory activities in the initial 1.5 years towards degree satisfaction. Program is customized to meet the biomedical research interests of the Researcher/Fellow.
  • Attends graduate-level course(s) as determined by PI, Faculty Mentor and overall training program to satisfy degree requirements.
  • Participates in conferences, journal clubs, presentations and student activities commensurate with graduate degree program requirements.
  • Works with Faculty Mentor(s) to develop an appropriate clinical and translational research program and training in a selected area of focus of infectious diseases.
  • Attends workshops and other activities offered at Rutgers University to receive rigorous training in basic research methodologies, learn grant writing, proposals, ethical conduct of human subjects research and manuscript preparation.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
Position Salary Maximum authorized hiring amount $50,004.00
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours
Union Description
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Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Medical Degree (MD or MBChB).
  • One (1) year of research experience.
  • Eligible for a Ph.D. degree from Makerere University in Biomedical Sciences leading to a faculty appointment in the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University.
  • Candidates in all-but-degree (ABD) status will be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior research experience which includes microbiology, immunology or molecular biology in the areas of infectious diseases and/or Tuberculosis.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Sitting, standing, walking, reaching, kneeling, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 19ST3298
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
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