Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Infectious Disease

HMH HOSPITALS CORPORATION Nutley Requisition # 2022-121504 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 Health Center 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 24 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:

  • Conducts research and/or laboratory tasks and experiments under direct supervision.
  • Collects, analyzes and interprets data.
  • Creates reports from analysis of initial observations and conclusions.
  • Presents findings to higher level staff.
  • Presents results in internal and external research forums such as scientific conferences, lab meetings and institutional seminars.
  • Handles moderately complex issues and problems and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff.
  • Participates in grant and manuscript writing, as appropriate.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • A Ph.D. degree in scientific discipline.
  • Minimum publication or in preparation of two articles as first author in a reputable peer-reviewed scientific journal.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Ability to conduct independent research.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Technical laboratory experiment techniques. Examples include but are not limited to RT-PCR, RNA/DNA extraction/preparation, staining, sample embedding, sectioning, etc.
  • Proficient computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office and Google Suite platforms.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Experience working in a BSL2/BSL3 lab facility.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Lab specific.


Licenses and Certifications Preferred:

  • Lab specific.


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

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