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University of Michigan: Postdoctoral or Research Associate

The Pennathur group at the University of Michigan (Division of Nephrology)has an opening for a postdoctoral or research Associate in studying role of nutrient and lipid metabolism and mitochondrial function using metabolomics in models of diabetic kidney disease and other complications.We are funded by the NIH to develop a comprehensive program in kidney disease and metabolomics.

The ideal candidate has a strong background in basic mechanisms of metabolic diseases (diabetes and/or obesity) and documented expertise in transgenic mouse models, cell cultures and various molecular, histological and biochemical techniques including applications of CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing techniques. The position involves collaborations with researchers in the group having basic, translational as well as clinical backgrounds. Experience with kidney related work, mitochondrial biology, omics data analysis and biostatistics is a plus but not necessary. Training related to the use of metabolomic analysis and bioinformatics will be provided.

For more information, check the ASBMB jobs board posting.

University of Kentucky: Postdoctoral Scholar

A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Gregory Graf in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.  The program is focused on the impact of obesity and insulin resistance on lipoprotein metabolism, reverse cholesterol transport, and cholesterol elimination pathways in both the liver and intestine and their impact on the development of obesity related metabolic diseases including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and atherosclerosis.  The laboratory is affiliated with the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center and Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center.  Each of the Centers sponsors a weekly seminar series and annual symposia featuring prominent investigators in the field.  They jointly conduct a Cardiometabolic Disease Journal Club presented by trainees and coordinated by Dr. Graf.  Students and fellows are expected to participate in these activities as well as present their research at national meetings as representatives of an internationally recognized, dynamic and highly collaborative research community at the University of Kentucky.

The University of Kentucky in located in Lexington, a city that routinely ranks among the top ten cities in which to live by organizations such as, Kiplinger, and CNN-Money.  The city is located in the heart of the state’s horse country and is known for its affordability, thriving downtown shops and restaurants, extensive green spaces, and proximity to the region’s outdoor recreational areas.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer & Educator.  Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for references to .

University of Arizona: Postdoctoral fellow

The TREAT program in University of Arizona’s Department of Medicine is seeking a postdoctoral research associate who will use combined approaches of transcriptomics, genomics, lipidomics, proteomics, data processing and histological assessments to help understand why the subcutaneous adipose tissue in the human fat disorders, Dercum’s disease and lipedema, is resistant to classical fat-losing mechanisms such as low calorie intake, over-exercise or bariatric surgery. A focus on understanding angiogenesis and alterations in the microvasculature is desired. Human body tissues to be analyzed include skin, adipose tissue, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, serum, whole blood, saliva, and feces. Familiarity with histology of skin and fat is highly desired.

The position may involve organizing and implementing complex research plans, preparing and shipping samples to collaborators, development of research methods, testing and data collection, analyses and evaluations, and writing reports containing descriptive, analytical and evaluative content. Development of an individual project that results in a publication is desired. The duties will require the exercise of independent discretion and judgment in carrying out research activities within the predetermined research scope and methodology and working with a research technician. Applying for internal grants such as a REAP grant and external grants to maintain funding will be important.

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

To apply, contact Tanya Gonzales with a cover letter describing education, work experience, qualifications and skills related to the position description. Please include a CV and names and contact information of three professional references.

Rutgers University: Postdoctoral fellow

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow for the Institute of Food Nutrition and Health. The position is available in the research group of Dr. Harini Sampath to study the interplay between DNA repair processes, energy balance, and mitochondrial function.

The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, a publication record consistent with career level, and a strong background in cell and molecular biology, as well as physiology. Expertise in the use of transgenic mouse models and mammalian cell culture is required. Also required is a background in biochemistry/molecular biology with technical knowledge in basic biochemical techniques, including IHC/IF, EMSA, siRNA, protein and nucleic acid chemistry, lipid extractions and analyses. Experience with studies of adipose tissue or mitochondria is preferred by not required. Proficiency in oral and written English is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and follow NIH and Rutgers guidelines.

The Sampath research group is housed in a brand new, state-of-the-art building in New Brunswick, NJ with multiple active projects to choose from. More information about ongoing projects can be found at: As a postdoctoral fellow in the Sampath lab, the candidate would have multiple opportunities to interact with members of the Institute for Food Nutrition and Health, the Department of Nutritional Sciences, the Rutgers Center for Lipid Research, the Center for Digestive Health, and the Cancer Institute of NJ. The campus is also in close proximity to the cultural and scientific offerings of both NYC and Philadelphia. Interested candidates should email Dr. Harini Sampath with a current CV, cover letter, and list of 3 potential references.

Purdue University: Postdoctoral positions

Several postdoctoral training positions are available for talented scientists with interest in studying the relationship between lipids and viral replication. The Stahelin lab investigates the molecular basis of viral assembly and budding of lipid enveloped viruses including Ebola virus, Marburg virus, and Zika virus. Projects will be interdisciplinary in nature and encompass biochemistry, biophysics, cellular imaging and drug discovery. Additional information about the Stahelin laboratory can be found at: and:

Candidates should submit a cover letter with curriculum vitae, and three reference letters by email to:

Robert V. Stahelin
Retter Professor of Pharmacy
Purdue University
575 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Tel: 1-765-494-4152