JOIN US

Our research program is well-funded and we have several openings for trainees at all levels.

 

If you are interested in joining us, please email Dr. Yang (jason.y@rutgers.edu) with your CV and a description of your background, career goals, and research interests. Please include the name of the position you are seeking in the subject line.

 

We celebrate the diversity of all our investigators.

We value mentorship and team science.​

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Postdoctoral Fellows

We welcome postdoctoral researchers with an interest in systems biology, synthetic biology and/or infectious disease. The ideal postdoctoral candidate has prior research experience in microbiology, immunology, bioengineering or computational biology and 0-2 years of prior postdoctoral training. Prospective candidates are encouraged to email Dr. Yang with a CV, a brief cover letter describing long-term career goals and research interests, and PDFs for 3 representative and relevant publications (including preprints). We are able to sponsor work visas for qualified candidates. Incomplete applications without a CV, cover letter and publications will not be considered.

 

Graduate Students

We welcome Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. and Master's students from the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School School of Graduate Studies and Rutgers University Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program. A number of projects are available spanning microbiology to immunology and experimental to computational biology. We will work together in identifying projects of mutual interest and a training plan towards equipping you for your research. The most important quality we seek in our graduate students is the eagerness to learn and work as part of a team. Prospective Ph.D. students are encouraged to apply to the Multidisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences or Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program

Undergraduate Students

We welcome undergraduate students interested in biomedical research from Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, or other institutions of higher education from New Jersey or the New York metro area. No prior research experience is necessary, but students must be able to make a 10+ hour per week commitment and be self-motivated. The ideal undergraduate researcher is beginning during their second year of college and interested in pursuing an advanced degree in graduate or medical school.

Other Research Staff

We are actively recruiting additional research staff for the positions indicated below.

Bioinformatician / Computational Biologist: We seek a Master's or Ph.D trained scientist with a background in bioengineering, computational biology, applied mathematics, or other relevant discipline for a full-time bioinformatics or computational biology position. The successful candidate will be an integral member of team research projects focused on the statistical, network modeling, and/or machine learning analyses of large biomedical datasets. Applicants should have at least 1-2 years of prior experimental research experience, expertise in MATLAB, R, Python or other relevant programming language, and excellent data organization and data analysis skills. Prospective candidates are encouraged to email Dr. Yang with a CV, a brief cover letter describing long-term career goals, and PDFs for 3 publications with analyses representative of their computational skills.

 

Senior Research Scientist / Immunologist:​ We seek a Ph.D. trained scientist with a background in innate immunology for a full-time senior research scientistposition. The successful candidate will contribute to and help lead team research projects focused on human macrophages and also hold lab management responsibilities, including the training of junior investigators and contribute to lab management. Applicants should have expertise in the primary isolation and/or differentiation of progenitor cells into macrophages, flow cytometry, microscopy, macrophage functional assays, animal models of disease, and general molecular biology expertise.

The successful applicant must be highly organized, be a team player, have strong communication skills, and share the lab's ethos towards academic research. Prospective candidates are encouraged to email Dr. Yang with a CV, a brief cover letter describing long-term career goals, and PDFs for 3 publications with data representative of their experimental skills.

Lab Technician / Automation Engineer: We seek individuals with an undergraduate or Master's degree in a science or engineering discipline for a full-time experimental automation engineer position. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and performing quantitative, high-throughput experiments with mammalian and/or bacterial cells on diverse high-throughput experimental platforms. Applicants should have at least 1-2 years of prior experimental research experience, expertise in MATLAB, R, Python or other relevant programming language, and excellent data organization and data analysis skills. Prospective candidates are encouraged to email Dr. Yang with a CV, a brief cover letter describing long-term career goals, and a description of their research background and expertise.