A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Oral Biology in Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. The postdoctoral fellow will perform research with a focus on examining mechanisms involved in tooth development using genetic animal models and tissue regeneration with human and mouse oral stem cells. A working knowledge of histology, cellular biology, molecular biology and survival dental or bone surgery in mice is necessary. Candidates should hold Ph.D with expertise in a broad range of molecular biology, physiology, pulp biology or oral embryology. Candidates must have much experiences or expertise in animal care and surgery in mice. The ideal candidate must have at least two years postdoc experience and must be extremely self-motivated, organized and detail-oriented but also to synergistically interact with other lab members. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Performs experiments for gene expression, and protein expression in vitro and in vivo.
- Perform cell culture (oral stem cells, neural crest cells, primary mouse and human cells and immortalized cells).
- Performs survival surgery (dental and bone surgery) in mice and analysis of microstructure in microCT.
- Perform immunostaining for paraffin tissue sections or frozen tissue sections.
- Perform bone or tooth histomorphometry.
- Maintain animal colonies including weaning animals and genotyping.
- Maintains laboratory equipment to meet unique needs of the research activity.
- Assists with preparation of grant proposals, presentations and publications.
- Actively seeks new collaborative projects within the department and externally.
- Supervise the undergraduate, dental or master’s students.
- Understands and adheres to Rutgers’ compliance standards as they appear in RBHS’s Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
A Ph.D. in physiology, molecular biology, pulp biology, or a related field. Experience with gene expression, protein expression, and histology is essential. A sound understanding of methods and approaches relating to survival surgery in mice is desired.
Other desired skills: Ability to plan and carry out a research projects. Ability to work on own initiative and take personal responsibility for delivery of work. Good problem solving skills. Good interpersonal, communication and presentational skills. Ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels.