Research Associate, NeuroBio

HMH HOSPITALS CORPORATION Hackensack Requisition # 2020-81547 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours8:30-5:00 Address30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, 07601

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How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

The Research Associate, NeuroBio will work under the guidance of Dr. Vogel and a postdoctoral fellow studying brain tumors in pediatric patients, PDX mouse models and 3D organoid models. The research will seek to understand mechanisms that lead to tumor pathogenesis and test novel therapeutic approaches. The research carried out in our lab is closely partnered with patient treatment and the insights gained from the work will be translated into clinical approach and treatment strategies for the developing CNS (For details see Nature Medicine 18, 1797–1804 (2012)). Our lab employs a number of mouse genetic models with in vivo and in vitro systems to study tumorigenesis. These include novel subcellular imaging techniques, molecular/cellular neurobiology, protein biochemistry, genetic, and pharmacological methods. Our lab has a strong interest in translational neuroscience research and is focused on developing novel medical therapies in our models.


A day in the life of Research Associate, NeuroBio at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:


Animal handling:

a. PCR Genotyping mice strains, mouse colony management by setting up timed breeding for mice pups, and breeders.

b. Orthotopic implantation of patient derived tumor cells, autopsies, micro-dissection of brain from embryo and adult mice at varying stage of neuro-development, collecting fluids, therapeutic treatment via injections.


Neuronal cell culture and maintenance.

Proficiency in in vitro and in vivo techniques, including, imaging (bioluminescence, fluorescence, isotopes), histology, PCR, molecular assays, and other basic laboratory techniques.

Lab maintenance, upkeep with making solutions, reagents, PCR primers, and ordering equipment.

Data collection, analysis and interpretation.

Presentation of data in weekly lab meetings.

Communicating with post-doctoral fellows, students, trainees, RA’s, and principal investigators in our developmental neuroscience and other groups.


Contacts: Regular contact with laboratory, supervisor and colleagues at CDI


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Hold a Ph.D. Degree in a relevant scientific field with a minimum of two years as a Postdoctoral research fellow, or a Master's Degree in a relevant scientific field with a minimum of three years of related research experience.
  • Minimum publication or in preparation of two articles as first author in high quality peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Experience conducting and designing research projects.
  • Possesses solid working knowledge of subject matter.

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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