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The Institute of Metabolic Disorders-Ph.D. level scientist

The Institute of Metabolic Disorders (www.institute-metabolic-disorders.com) at Genesis Biotechnology Group (www.genesisbiotechgroup.com) has an opening for a PhD level scientist.  The scientist hired will work as part of a highly dynamic team focusing on drug discovery efforts for treating several metabolic disorders, including atherosclerosis and NASH.  The laboratory focuses on target validation through studying the basic biology underlying these diseases. The scientist will work with our drug discovery team in the screening of targets for small molecule modulators.  The position will give the scientist the exciting opportunity to be in on the ground floor of target identification and characterization, as well as be part of a team driving high throughput screening and drug discovery.  The laboratory is highly interactive with several academic institutions and regularly publishes in high impact journals, such as the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Genetics.  A working knowledge of mammalian cell culture, biochemical analyses of protein and mRNA expression, fluorescence microscopy, and siRNA and CRSPR methods, is a plus but not essential for applying for the position.  The successful applicant will become a core member of a highly interactive team of junior and senior scientists who bring with them expertise in lipid biology, hepatic and cardiovascular physiology, cancer biology, drug-discovery research, pharmacology, assay development, and the use of disease mouse models for drug efficacy.  Send letter of interest and CV to Dr. Joseph Nickels (jnickels@mdlab.com).

Postdoctoral Position (Anthony Lab)

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Anthony. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, a publication record consistent with career level, and an interest in understanding regulation of metabolism and proteostasis by nutrients. Expertise in molecular biology and proficiency in bioinformatic pipelines to analyze and illustrate big data sets, plus proficiency in oral and written English are required. Also preferred is a background in RNA biology, and experience with transgenic mouse models. Salary will be commensurate with experience and follow NIH and Rutgers guidelines. The position is based in the Anthony lab, a vibrant, interdisciplinary and energetic research group housed on the Cook campus in New Brunswick, NJ. As a postdoctoral associate, the candidate would have abundant opportunities to interact with members of the Institute for Food Nutrition and Health, Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Food Sciences and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The campus is also in close proximity to the cultural and scientific offerings of both NYC and Philadelphia. Interested candidates should email Dr. Tracy Anthony at tracy.anthony@rutgers.edu with a current CV, cover letter, and list of 3 potential references.  You may go directly to the posting: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/123484 

Postdoctoral Position (Klein Lab)

The Klein lab (Rutgers-Camden, Biology Department) has an NSF-funded postdoc position available to study the synthesis and physiological properties of bacterial ceramides and sphingolipids. Our lab has recently identified the enzymes required for bacterial sphingolipid production; surprisingly, our results support the independent evolution of ceramide synthesis in eukaryotes and prokaryotes. Applicants should have experience one or more of the following areas: molecular biology, microbiology, and/or lipid biochemistry.

Applicants should contact the PI, Eric Klein, by email:
eric.a.klein@rutgers.edu. Please provide a CV, short statement of research interests, and the contact information for three references.

For more information about our lab, please visit:
https://ericklein.camden.rutgers.edu/

Postdoctoral Position (Xue Lab)

Postdoctoral Position on Antifungal Drug Resistance
A postdoctoral opportunity for a highly motivated candidate is immediately available in the laboratory of Chaoyang Xue in the Public Health Research Institute (PHRI), New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, Newark NJ, to study fungal pathogenesis and fungal lipids in antifungal drug resistance. The research in the Xue lab focuses on how human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans senses extracellular signals and controls intracellular signal transduction pathways that are important for cell development and virulence. We apply genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology to investigate the molecular basis of these fungal-host interactions. We are also interested in the studies related to fungal vaccine development, and antifungal drug resistance. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree in an area related to molecular biology, microbiology, or biochemistry. Prior experience with fungal research or lipid biology is not required but a plus. The successful candidate will join a research team to study the mechanism of fungal phospholipids mediated antifungal drug resistance.
For more information about Dr. Xue’s research, please visit:
https://phri.njms.rutgers.edu/faculty-and-research/faculty/chaoyang-xue/
To apply, please send a brief research summary, CV and contact information of three references to Dr. Chaoyang Xue: xuech@njms.rutgers.edu

Postdoctoral Position (Quadro Lab)

The laboratory of Loredana Quadro, Ph.D., at Rutgers University (NJ), Department of Food Science and Institute of Food Nutrition and Health (IFNH), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position from highly motivated candidates.

The Quadro laboratory studies the maternal-fetal metabolism of vitamin A and its carotenoid precursor beta-carotene. The overall goal of this NIH-sponsored research program is to study the molecular mechanisms whereby beta-carotene is transferred from the maternal to the fetal circulation across the placenta. In particular, this project will aim at elucidating how beta-carotene regulates placental lipoprotein biogenesis by modulating expression and activity of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP).

The position offers the opportunity to gain research experience in the areas of nutritional biochemistry, animal physiology, molecular and cellular biology of lipids, and biochemistry. Research findings will be published in high quality journals, along with opportunities to present work at national and international meetings. Additionally, the postdoc will have opportunities to interact with the highly stimulating environment of the Rutgers Center for Lipid Research, as well as of the IFNH and various Departments at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and experience in nutritional biochemistry and animal studies with demonstrated analytical skills. Experience with animal handling and molecular biology techniques is desirable.  The applicant should also be fluent in written and spoken English. This position has a one-year term (with potential of renewal) and salary is commensurate with experience based on current NIH guidelines.  

To apply for position go to: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/116924. You will need to attach a letter of interest, CV, and names and email of 3 references.

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