Postdoctoral Research Associate

Edison, New Jersey
Salary commensurate with experience.
March 01 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

We have an opening for a postdoctoral research associate:

The Dharap laboratory at the JFK Neuroscience Institute at the HackensackMeridian Health JFK Medical Center (New Jersey) is looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to investigate the roles of noncoding RNAs as well as novel mRNA splice variants in modulating brain pathophysiology in ischemic stroke. We are an NIH-funded lab with a stimulating and supportive scientific environment and modern facilities and instrumentation. We aim to provide every lab member with focused mentoring, and training/opportunities to develop grant/fellowship applications as part of their career development plan. Our work utilizes rodent experimental models, mammalian cell culture, and a wide array of techniques such as deep sequencing, real-time PCR, reporter assays, immunoblotting, IHC/ICC, RIP, ChIP, FISH, gene knockdown, and bioinformatics.

Position Description and Requirements:

We seek a self-motivated and creative individual who is proficient in the theoretical and practical aspects of molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology. A background in RNA biology is a big plus, and experience with rodent models of stroke (especially MCAO surgery) is highly desirable, but not required; however, the candidate should be willing to learn the MCAO surgical technique for which training will be provided in the lab. In addition to the tools and training provided in the lab, we highly encourage lab members to explore and introduce new techniques to the lab as needed to tackle the research questions at hand. To learn more about our research, please visit:

Salary is commensurate with experience as per NIH guidelines and competitive benefits are provided, including healthcare insurance, retirement plan (with employer match), paid time off, and more.

Education and Training:

A Ph.D. in neuroscience, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology or a related field is required.

Application Instructions:

Please email a CV, a brief statement of why you are interested in joining the lab (can be included as a paragraph in your email), and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Ashutosh Dharap, ashutosh.dharap at

HackensackMeridian Health JFK Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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