Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Nanoscience and Advanced Materials Research Center (NAMC) within the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI). The candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team and work on a number of research projects on the interactions of advanced materials with biological and environmental systems. The Center is under the leadership of Prof. Philip Demokritou and its current research activities focus on fundamental research on the fate and bioactivity of advanced materials in the gastrointestinal tract and lung; development of advanced cellular models to assess bio-interactions of nano/advanced materials; synthesis of metallic nanoparticles using flame spray pyrolysis; development of advanced materials from non-toxic biodegradable biopolymers for biomedical and ag-food applications using scalable techniques such as electrospray/electrospinning; development of antimicrobial platforms for food safety and airborne diseases.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Contribute towards interdisciplinary research efforts in the NAMC Center by participating in research projects related to Advanced materials and emerging contaminants.
Participate in collaborative grant preparation with other investigators at Rutgers and other collaborative academic Institutions.
Present results at internal meetings at EOHSI and at national or international scientific meetings.
Work in a team environment which includes undergrad and graduate level students and post-doctoral fellows.
Train students in the lab 6. Perform research resulting in first-author, peer-reviewed publications.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD or equivalent degree in biology, toxicology, environmental health, or a closely related discipline.
Strong skills in cell culture techniques and basic toxicological cellular assays (MTT, LDH, etc.)
Skillset related to synthesis and characterization of nano and other advanced materials related.
Previous experience with animal inhalation tox. studies and/or the fate of chemicals and particles in the GIT.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Authorization to work in the United States (citizen, green card, or valid visa/OPT).
Salary: $53,760 - $65.292 Commensurate with Years of Experience per NIH Guidelines
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