NIH Funded Postdoc Position Available

NIH-funded postdoc position is available for two years with a strong possibility of extension, starting October 2019.

The laboratory represents two joined labs with diverse projects, a friendly and scientifically vibrant atmosphere, active staff and is ran by two young and active PIs:

https://som.rowan.edu/research/basicscience/cellbiology/facultybios/shcherbik.html

https://som.rowan.edu/research/basicscience/cellbiology/facultybios/pestov.html

Several lines of investigation are currently open to choose from:

1)      To understand the molecular alterations that occur on a ribosome during stress and to examine how modified ribosomes behave during translation in vitro and in cells. These projects might result in new supportive data on ribosome heterogeneity.

2)      To study effects of mitochondrial communication with translational apparatus (i.e. ribosomes) under different physiological settings.

3)      Co-translational protein quality control: does it work beyond 60S subunit?

4)      Investigation of ribosome degradation pathway.

Position requires a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Molecular Biology or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with the experience in yeast cell biology and/or biochemistry. Experience in high-throughput technologies (RNA-seq, ribosome profiling) is not necessary but highly desirable. The candidate must have a strong publication record, written and verbal communication skills, sound analytical and organizational skills, and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

The successful candidate will join an interactive environment of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Rowan-SOM, the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, UMDNJ) with multiple laboratories investigating important questions in molecular/cellular biology utilizing yeast, worm and mammalian systems. The University offers state of the art facilities including Mass Spectroscopy, Next Generation sequencing, Microscopy facility. In addition, Rowan-SOM offers help in a future career planning/building, including teaching opportunities (if desirable), iJOBs seminars, Career Development Workshop and others.

Rowan-SOM is located in Stratford, a suburban south New Jersey community with an easy commute by train or car to Center City Philadelphia. This location combines and an affordable living environment, good school district, multiple child-care facilities. Due to close location to scientific hub of Philadelphia, Rowan-SOM gives the opportunity to collaborate with scientists at the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University, Temple University, Drexel University and the Fox Chase Cancer Center. To apply, please send a single pdf file, consisting of a one-page motivation letter, CV, publication list and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Natalia Shcherbik at: shcherna@nullrowan.edu or nshcherb@nullgmail.com