Postdoctoral Fellowship in Toxicology – Piscataway, NJ

The Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology (JGPT) at Rutgers University has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in toxicology and environmental health sciences. The JGPT program spans multiple schools and departments and trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in interdisciplinary toxicology research that explores mechanisms of injury in the liver, lung, kidney, skin, eye, gastrointestinal and reproductive tracts and the central nervous system. Areas of active research include epigenetics, oxidative and nitrative stress, inflammation, fibrosis, nuclear receptor signaling, xenobiotic metabolism and transport and utilize cutting edge technology and strong collaborations between laboratories. Rutgers is located in central NJ, the heart of the biopharmaceutical and chemical arena – the JGPT partners with local companies to provide unique collaborative opportunities to trainees. More program information is available here. Postdocs benefit from the iJOBS and GradFund programs at Rutgers University that help prepare them for careers in industry, government and academia.

The primary function of the postdoctoral fellow will be to conduct and publish mentored basic, translational, or clinical research. In addition, the fellow will be expected to participate in grant proposal writing, present research findings, and assist in undergraduate research courses. Applicants with backgrounds in molecular biology, pharmacology, cell biology, cancer biology, drug metabolism, animal science, toxicology, chemistry, biochemistry, and related fields are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a resume/CV and a statement of interest that describes prior training and goals for the postdoctoral training period. Trainees must have received a PhD or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited institution within 1 or 2 years from the beginning of the postdoctoral appointment. The candidate must be either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to qualify for appointment on the NIH T32 institutional training grant. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible. Positions are appointments for one year with the potential for renewal of a second year with good progress. Salary is commensurate with NRSA Federal guidelines. For further information and to submit your application as a single pdf file, email Questions can be sent to Dr. Lauren Aleksunes at