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Open positions in lipidomics method development

Posted May 17 | The ASBMB Careers Blog has rounded up half a dozen companies now hiring analytical chemists and others with an interest in lipidomics. Click here to learn more.

University of Wisconsin – Madison: Professor

Posted April 2 | The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a rewarding opportunity for a tenure track faculty position to study ‘molecules in motion’ at the intersection of metabolism and human health. We seek a chemist/biochemist/chemical biologist who studies metabolites within cells or organisms in a time-resolved manner. New advances in technology and computational modeling enable understanding of small molecule movement and metabolism through complex pathways in unprecedented detail, creating the field of “fluxomics”. A hire in the field of metabolic flux would provide ‘glue’ among research groups of diverse interests in WID, would provide a natural bridge with the Morgridge Institute, and would coalesce major interest in fluxomics on the UW campus. Learn more here.

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.