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We have an opening for a postdoctoral research associate:

The Dharap laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral researcher interested in developing projects to understand how noncoding RNAs regulate gene expression and pathophysiology in ischemic stroke. Our studies primarily involve rat and mouse models of stroke and incorporate a wide array of methodologies such as mammalian cell culture, next-gen sequencing, PCR, real-time PCR, reporter assays, immunoblotting, IHC/ICC, IP, ChIP, FISH, gene knockdown, and bioinformatics.


We seek a self-motivated and creative individual who is proficient in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology and can adopt new methodologies as needed to investigate the research questions at hand. The candidate is expected to stay abreast of the latest scientific advancements in the field and apply that knowledge to his/her research projects.  A solid grasp on the theoretical and practical aspects of molecular biology and biochemistry techniques is required for this position. Experience with animal handling, trans-cardial perfusion, tissue processing and rodent models of stroke, especially MCAO surgery, is highly desirable but not required (training in these surgical techniques will be provided in the lab). Self-motivation, critical thinking, attention to detail and creativity are crucial for this position.


Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines and competitive benefits are provided.


Education and Training:

Ph.D. in neuroscience, 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 at ashutosh.dharap at hackensackmeridian dot org


JFK Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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.