Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral or Research Associate

Job Number: 66546

Location: Piscataway, US

Job Description


The Yadavalli Lab at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey is looking for a full-time Postdoctoral or Research Associate. This position is NIH-funded. Research in Yadavalli lab broadly investigates regulatory mechanisms governing bacterial gene expression and stress response. Specifically, we are focused on understanding the roles of small proteins and epitranscriptomic enzymes in stress response primarily in E. coli and related bacteria. More information on the lab can be found at:



Ph.D. in microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, or a related discipline, as of start date
·       Strong expertise in bacteriology, molecular biology, biochemistry techniques, and RNA biology

·       Experience in high throughput sequencing methods (RNA-Seq, Ribosome-profiling, Tn-Seq), proteomics, and fluorescence microscopy is highly desirable



·       Salary is commensurate with experience and follows NIH and Rutgers guidelines

Postdoc years 1 through 5 salary ranges from $56,963 to ~$63,000
A candidate with 5 or more years of postdoc experience will be considered a Research associate with a starting salary of $80,091
·       As a Rutgers/NJ State employee, you will receive medical, dental, and retirement benefits in addition to the salary



·       Plan and conduct independent research

·       Contribute to the development of new research projects, methods, and technology

·       Collaborate with scientists within and outside of the team

·       Maintain accurate records of research findings and data analysis in a detailed up-to-date electronic laboratory notebook

·       Effectively communicate and present research findings at meetings and conferences

·       Contribute to the writing and preparation of scientific manuscripts and grant proposals

·       Help train and mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students



·       We value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strive to ensure a collegial, supportive, and productive environment in the lab to benefit not only an individual but the entire group

·       A minimum commitment for 2 years, renewable at the end of the term based on performance and funding availability

·       Rutgers offers excellent mentoring programs and workshops for postdoctoral researchers pursuing careers in academia as well as in industry through university-wide initiatives.


Interested candidates should send a single PDF containing (i) a 1-page cover letter including research experience and interests, (ii) a CV, and (iii) contact information for three references to Dr. Srujana Samhita Yadavalli at [Please click the Apply button for the link or email].

Application Deadline: 2023-11-30


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