Postdoctoral position

Posted on December 2,

The NIH-funded postdoc position is available for two years with a      strong possibility of extension, starting January 1, 2022. The laboratory represents two joined labs with diverse projects, a friendly and scientifically vibrant atmosphere, enthusiastic staff, and is run by two young and active PIs:

Several lines of investigation are currently open to choose from:

  1. To understand the molecular alterations that occur on a ribosome during stress assault.
  2. To examine how modified ribosomes behave during translation in vitro and cells (yeast and mammalian). This project might result in new supportive data on ribosome heterogeneity.
  3. Development and application of the Ribosome Separation and Reconstitution platform applicable to mammalian cells.
  4. Dissection of co-translational protein&ribosome quality control communication: TRAP (Translational Relocalization with Aberrant Polypeptides) is a novel joint pathway to surveil the integrity of proteins and ribosomes.

The lab established active collaborations with GSU, Georgia Tech, SUNY, Emory University, Vanderbilt University, and Temple University (for details, refer to

Our lab is very active. We publish routinely, participate in multiple collaborative projects outside Rowan-SOM, present our data at the scientific symposiums and conferences locally, domestically, and internationally. We support postdocs' initiatives in getting more experience outside the bench, such as building a teaching portfolio, developing scientific networking, activities within a community. We help postdocs achieve academic progress by teaching them grant/fellowship writing, manuscripts, and posters preparation. We guarantee you that you will become a well-rounded professional with a plethora of future opportunities by the end of this postdoctoral training.

The position requires a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Molecular Biology or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in 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, solid analytical and organizational skills, and the 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 essential 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. In addition, Rowan-SOM provides help in 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, a good school district, multiple child-care facilities. Due to its close location to the scientific hubs of Philadelphia, Rowan-SOM allows collaborating 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: [email protected] or [email protected].