Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Stephen F. Vatner, MD, the Postdoctoral Fellow performs basic scientific research activities involved in animal physiology and surgery.
Performs duties relating to animal care, including but not limited to, breeding and maintenance of mouse colonies, and manipulation of animals according to approved experimental and institutional protocols (ex. injections, phlebotomy, surgery and euthanization).
Performs surgery to create animal models of disease and to implant instrumentation.
Keeps detailed records of procedures and experiments in laboratory notebook.
Compiles data, make necessary calculations, presents results at national conferences, and publishes the results on high impact journals.
Develops own research project under the guidance of the Principal Investigator.
Instructs and trains students, technicians and laboratory assistants, as required.
Assists the Principal Investigator and other investigators with the preparation of manuscripts, presentations and grant applications.
Conducts integrative cardiovascular research physiology research.
Minimum Education and Experience:
M.D. and/or Ph.D. and/or DVM in a related field required, including at least 2 years of research experience relating to physiology in animal models and also cellular, molecular biology and biochemistry techniques.
Must be available to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays, when necessary to meet deadlines.
Must be willing to work with small and large animals.
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