Post-Doctoral Associate: Research in Biochemistry (Medicinal Chemistry Dept)

Post-Doctoral Associate: Research in Biochemistry (Medicinal Chemistry Dept)

Rutgers University

Rutgers University

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01 Aug 2023
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Recruitment/Posting Title Post-Doctoral Associate: Research in Biochemistry (Medicinal Chemistry Dept)
Department Pharm - Pharmaceutical Chem
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Posting Summary
The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking multiple post-doctoral associates to join the laboratory of Dr Jun Wang within the Department of Medicinal Chemistry on or about September 1, 2022. The successful candidates will participate in NIH-funded projects in antiviral research.
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Posting Number 22FA0971
Posting Open Date 08/22/2022
Posting Close Date 08/01/2023


Minimum Education and Experience
  • A Ph.D., MD or DVM in a field appropriate to the research area is required.
  • Knowledge of molecular cloning, protein expression, imaging, structural biology, immunology, virology and mouse models is preferred but not required
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Candidates must be able to:
  • Design and develop biochemical and cell-based assays for various drug targets.
  • Perform high-throughput screening and structure-based drug design.
  • Study the mechanism of action and mechanism of resistance of antivirals.
  • Creatively develop, plan, execute and publish research relevant to the project.
  • Participate fully as a lab team member.
  • Assist graduate and undergraduate students in research activities.
  • Assist in preparation of grants, manuscripts and conference presentations

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Physical Demands and Work Environment
Candidates must have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a diverse group and be willing to learn techniques and methodologies. Candidates must be highly motivated, creative and able to maintain excellent documentation of their work.

Posting Details

Special Instructions to Applicants
This will be a one-year appointment with the possibility of a second year. Please submit i) a complete CV; ii) a one-page statement that includes research accomplishments, research interests, and motivation to apply for the position; and iii) the name and contact details for 3 academic referees.
Quick Link to Posting https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/177777
Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
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Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

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It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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