Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Infectious Disease

HMH HOSPITALS CORPORATION Nutley Requisition # 2022-117338 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Address111 Ideation Way, Nutley, 07110

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The Shor lab at the Hackensack Meridian HealthCenter for Discovery and Innovation (HMH-CDI seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to study the mechanisms of DNA break formation and repair in fungal pathogen Candida glabrata. The CDI, located in Nutley, NJ (15 minutes from Manhattan), is a new academic-based entrepreneurial center that harnesses current innovations in science to prevent, reduce and cure acute and chronic diseases related to cancer, infectious diseases and other life-threatening and debilitating conditions. CDI is the research arm of Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), which is a leading not-for-profit healthcare organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey. HMH comprises 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties and three academic centers,
including the new Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine located next to CDI.  The overarching research focus in the Shor lab is on understanding factors influencing genetic stability and evolution of drug resistance in fungal pathogens The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, microbiology, or related discipline, extensive expertise in molecular biology, genetics, and genomics, and a strong desire to pursue molecular studies at the interface between basic and translational research.

The Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI), was established by Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) as an academic basic and translational research enterprise to rapidly translate science innovation to the clinic to improve outcomes for patients with cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune disease and other acute and chronic diseases.  The CDI has grown rapidly since its origins in 2019, and now has 18 labs, 150 scientists and support personnel, who are supported by more than 85 grants and contracts. Areas of expertise include genomics, epigenetics, drug resistance, stem cell biology, drug discovery, diagnostics and biomarker development, and pharmacology.


A Day in the life of a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Infectious Disease at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:


  • Assess molecular mechanisms of drug resistance.
  • Design and conduct animal studies of infection.
  • Perform data analysis and interpretation.
  • Present results in internal and external research forums.
  • Participate in grant and manuscript writing, as appropriate.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Hold a Ph.D. in Microbiology, Immunology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biological/Biomolecular sciences, or equivalent from an accredited graduate level institution.
  • Minimum publication or in preparation of one article as first author in a reputable peer-reviewed scientific journal.
  • Excellent analytical and presentation skills.
  • Expertise in cell culture, cell engineering, flow cytometry, rodent handling, and basic cellular and molecular biology techniques required.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Experience with animal models and working in a BSL2/BSL3 lab facility.



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

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