Postdoctoral position in innate immunity and host virus interactions

Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School

  • 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, 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.

We value diversity, and we are an inclusive environment. We especially encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

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:

Education Requirement:
Years of Experience:
minimum 4-5 years of PhD and no more than 3-years postdoctoral
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • virology
  • virology
  • genetics
  • molecular virology
  • areas of research: virology or immunology
  • skills : molecular biology
  • serology
  • experience with animal models
  • flow cytometry
  • fluorescence imaging
  • virology
  • immunology
  • virology
  • viral immunology
  • immunology
  • molecular biology
  • molecular immunology
  • ubiquitin
  • trims
Commensurate with experience
Newark Campus
Center for Virus-Host-Innate Immunity (CVHII)
205 S. Orange Avenue
Office F1200
Newark , New Jersey 07103
Ricardo Rajsbaum, PhD