Post Doctoral Associate

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ

Job posting number: #7071288

Posted: October 22, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Summary
In this position, the post doctorial associate will explore the role of ligand multivalency in receptor clustering. Based on a peptide-functionalized polymer scaffold, the candidate will perform biological studies to understand how ligand structure influences biological activity. This project is highly cross-disciplinary and requires expertise in polymer synthesis/characterization, peptide functionalization, cell culture, and basic cell culture assays. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the project, the candidate will be expected to collaborate heavily with others in the Gormley Lab as well as other labs at Rutgers University. The listed project is fully supported by an NIH grant titled ‘Tuning Multivalency for Optimized Ligand Presentation’ (1R35GM138296-01).

Posting Number 20FA0994
Posting Open Date 10/23/2020
Posting Close Date 10/30/2020
Minimum Education and Experience
PhD in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, or related fields. Familiarity with other basic lab practices and safety. PhD level is required because creative experimental design is inherently part of the development process.

Familiarity with nanomaterials (synthesis, functionalization and characterization), enzymes, and ligands is preferred. Evidence of a strong publication track record and working well in teams.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Equipment Utilized
UV-Vis plate reader, dynamic light scattering (DLS), fluorescence microscopy, and other basic equipment.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Expect to spend several hours per day in the lab, which involves standing for long periods.

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