Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Research Associate

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New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA offers postdoctoral research associate position in the field of Bio-Medical Engineering under the contact person Dr. Chandra, Director. 

About- New Jersey Institute of Technology is located in the vibrant University Heights district of downtown Newark, NJ, just 20 minutes from New York City by train, NJIT is one of the nation’s leading public polytechnic universities. With an enrollment of over 11,000 students, a budget of over half billion dollars, and a full-time workforce of approximately 1,400 employees, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT’s faculty and staff take pride in preparing students to be leaders in the technology dependent economy of the 21st century.

Research/Job area– Bio-Medical Engineering

Location- New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Eligibility/Qualification- Quantitative Western blots, ELISA, Q-RT-PCR -Brain tissue sectioning (vibratome/cryostat) and mounting -Immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence studies -Confocal microscopy/digital pathology scanners -Animal surgery including stereotaxic, transcardial perfusion, intracerebral injections -Neural cell cultures, hippocampal slice cultures -Microsoft Office, statistical tools, graph pad software -Using data acquisition hardware.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related discipline or an M.D with research experience and interest in neuronal circuits. The candidate is expected to be proficient in spoken and written English. Prior experience in paired patch-clamp recordings, analysis of network oscillations (in vivo or in vitro) and/or live cell imaging would be valuable. Proficiency in PClamp, familiarity with NIS Elements or other image acquisition/analysis software and, LabView/Matlab, and an interest in computational modeling would be an asset. Effective communication and writing skills.

Ability to be flexible and adapt to the changing needs of the team. Ability to manage multiple tasks.

Job/Position Description- Research group is  looking for a qualified, motivated and experienced Post-Doctoral Research Associate to conduct sponsored research on nanoparticles in biological systems. This project is a part of cooperative research effort between Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD and NJIT, Newark, NJ. The research is primarily focused on elucidating fundamentals of blast induced traumatic brain injury (TBI) including the Neuro-biochemistry, Nanotechnology and neurological outcome in small animal models. Under the direction of the Principal Investigators at ARL and NJIT, the candidate will engage in the synthesis, functionalization, characterization and delivery of nanoparticles to the brain on experimental rat models. Using cutting-edge technical tools, the candidate will identify active biological mechanisms and molecules through innovative particle delivery to target cells and proteins. The ideal candidates should demonstrate good work ethics, work independently as well as in a team. This position will also require the ability to manage laboratory personnel, work with students at all levels, communicate with facilities management, collect, analyze, and present data in the group and in scientific forums, and publish in high quality journals. The work will be primarily performed at NJIT, Newark, NJ.

 Candidate have ability to develop basic synthesis of functionalized nanoparticles or clusters that exhibit fluorescent properties even within cells. Examine conjugation with antibodies and verify biocompatibility. Explore imaging or other quantification methods. Identify methods for targeted delivery to cells, proteins in specific tissues in brain (crossing BBB). Validate that the methods can be used for diagnostics and therapeutic.

Contact Person- Dr. Chandra, Director

How to Apply- Eligible and interested candidate can apply online.

For questions, please email Monuel Aulov at [email protected] or call 973-596-6452.

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