• Post Doctoral Position - Academic
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

The laboratory of Dr. Ricardo Rajsbaum in the Department of Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS, Newark), is looking for highly motivated postdoctoral fellows. Multiple projects are available to investigate virus-host interactions, innate immunity, antagonism of viral infection, and the role of cellular and viral ubiquitination and other post-translational modifications in innate immune signaling and virus replication. The projects are highly collaborative and include studies on multiple viruses, including Influenza virus, SARS-CoV-2, Zika virus, Nipah and Ebola virus. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and should have experience in immunology, virology and molecular biology, with preference given to those with experience in ubiquitination and innate immunity. BSL3 biocontainment experience would be a plus.

Dr Rajsbaum is the director of the new Center for Virus-Host-Innate-Immunity (CVHII) at Rutgers-NJMS. The lab is part of the Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases (i3D), and the Center for Immunity and Inflammation (CII). The scientific environment is excellent and provides opportunities to interact with leading scientists studying different areas of innate immunity and infectious diseases at Rutgers. The Newark location provides excellent opportunities to explore the New York city metropolitan area. Multiple postdoctoral positions are available to start immediately.

To apply, send your curriculum vitae and a cover letter with a statement of research including technical experience. In the cover letter please explain in detail why you think this lab would be a good match for you. Send your application by e-mail to Dr. Ricardo Rajsbaum at

Relevant Publications include:

for complete list of publications:

Rutgers University
Education Requirement:
Years of Experience:
5 years as graduate student and not more than 3 years after PhD
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • virology
  • virology
  • genetics
  • biochemistry
  • viral immunology
  • areas of research: virology or immunology
  • skills : molecular biology
  • serology
  • experience with animal models
  • flow cytometry
  • molecular virology
based on experience

additional skills

Required Technical skills:

Experience in multicolor Flow cytometry, tissue culture of cell lines and innate immune primary cells, experience handling mice, mutagenesis and cloning, overexpression and knockdown assays, immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting, qPCR, virological assays (plaque assays). Experience working in Biocontainment level 3 is preferable.

Newark Campus
Center for Virus-Host-Innate Immunity (CVHII)
205 S. Orange Avenue
Office F1200
Newark , New Jersey 07103
Ricardo Rajsbaum, PhD