We have an opening for a postdoctoral research associate:

Position Description:

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to investigate the roles of noncoding RNAs as well as novel mRNA splice variants in modulating brain pathophysiology in ischemic stroke. We primarily use rodent models and mammalian cell culture, and a wide array of techniques such as deep sequencing, real-time PCR, reporter assays, immunoblotting, IHC/ICC, RIP, ChIP, FISH, gene knockdown, and bioinformatics.



We seek a self-motivated and creative individual who is proficient in the theoretical and practical aspects of molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology. A background in RNA biology is a big plus, and experience with rodent models of stroke (especially MCAO surgery) is highly desirable, but not required; however, the candidate should be willing to learn the MCAO surgical technique for which training will be provided in the lab. In addition to the tools and training provided in the lab, we highly encourage lab personnel to explore and introduce new techniques to the lab as needed to tackle the research questions at hand. To learn more about our research, please visit: www.dharaplab.com


The successful candidate will be part of a stimulating and supportive scientific environment with modern facilities and instrumentation.


Salary is commensurate with experience as per NIH guidelines, and competitive benefits are provided.


Education and Training:

A Ph.D. in neuroscience, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology or a related field is required.


Application Instructions:

Please email a CV, a brief statement of why you are interested in joining the lab (can be included as a paragraph in the email), and contact information for three references to Dr. Ashutosh Dharap, ashutosh.dharap at hackensackmeridian.org

Our lab regularly hosts undergraduate students who are interested in participating in our research. Please send an email to Dr. Dharap via the 'Contact Us' page to inquire about openings, and visit the JFK Medical Center Volunteer Services website at https://www.jfkmc.org/about-us/volunteer-services for more information on how to apply to the program.
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