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Morgridge Institute for Research: Lead investigator, metabolism

Posted September 21 | The Morgridge Institute for Research, a private, nonprofit basic science research institute affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, seeks an accomplished investigator to spearhead a   campus-wide Metabolism research initiative. The successful candidate will lead the Morgridge metabolism program, have the opportunity to recruit both wet lab and computational scientists, and will also be appointed to a tenure-track or tenured position in an appropriate University of Wisconsin-Madison department. Learn more.

Weill Cornell Medicine: Postdoctoral associate, Menon Laboratory

Posted September 21 | The Menon laboratory seeks a full-time researcher to work on molecular identification of lipid transporters for protein glycosylation, in collaboration with the Bütikofer and Häner laboratories at the University of Bern. The main approach will be to use available photoclickable analogs of dolichyl phosphate to capture and identify lipid transporters (scramblases) involved in the flip-flop of dolichol-linked oligosaccharides and monosaccharides across the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane for protein N-glycosylation. Read more.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center: Postdoctoral researcher, Chang Laboratory

Posted July 25 | The Chang laboratory at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in the Institute of Human Nutrition seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to study cell-lipid particle interaction, regulation of lipid metabolism and transport, and lipid-associated immune cell responses and biology. Read more.

Johns Hopkins Medicine (Florida campus): Faculty researcher

Updated July 28 | A new institute for biomedical research at the Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., is recruiting assistant or associate professors. The opening notes particular interest in research related to the control of metabolism and disease states, especially research with translational potential in obesity, diabetes, translational, inflammatory or degenerative diseases. Read the full posting here.

Moderna Therapeutics: Numerous positions

Updated July 25 | As part of a company-wide scale-up in manufacturing its vaccine candidate against COVID-19, Moderna Therapeutics is hiring scientists, research associates, analytical development managers and more. Peruse current opportunities here.

Rutgers University: Postdoc

Posted February 11 | A postdoctoral position for a highly motivated candidate is available in the Carman laboratory at the Rutgers Center for Lipid Research. The lab is located in the newly constructed New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, & Health building in New Brunswick, NJ. The lab is recognized internationally for work on the biochemical and molecular characterization of lipid metabolism/signaling using yeast as a model system.

Current projects in the lab focus on the roles and regulation of Pah1, the phosphatidic acid (PA) phosphatase enzyme that governs whether cells utilize PA for the synthesis of membrane phospholipids or the storage lipid triacylglycerol. The ultimate goal being to identify effector molecules of PA phosphatase function to ameliorate lipid-based diseases such as obesity and lipodystrophy.

The postdoc will gain research experience in the areas of biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, lipidology, and molecular genetics by studying the structural determinants of PA phosphatase for its lipid and protein interactions. 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 gain teaching experience in laboratory and/or classroom settings, and interact with bright and friendly people.

The position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent in biochemistry/molecular biology or related discipline, and the applicant should be fluent in written and spoken English. Salary is consistent with NIH guidelines with annual reappointments for a maximum of 5 years.

Submit a cover letter with career objectives, a CV, and the email addresses of three references to Dr. George M. Carman. Rutgers University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Rutgers University: Postdoctoral Associate, Lipids & Metabolism

Posted November 22 | Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is seeking a postdoctoral research associate for the New Jersey Institute of Food Nutrition and Health to work on a two-year collaborative project between the labs of Drs. Sampath, Storch, Quadro, and Dixon.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in understanding regulation of cell function by lipids and other nutrients. Expertise in the use of transgenic mouse models and/or mammalian cell culture, and proficiency in oral and written English are required. Also preferred is a background in biochemistry/molecular biology. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and follow NIH and Rutgers guidelines.

The position is based in the Sampath lab, an energetic research group housed in a brand new, state-of-the-art building in New Brunswick, NJ. Interested candidates should email Dr. Harini Sampath at with a current CV, cover letter, and list of 3 potential references.

Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard University: Postdocs

Updated March 4 | Lipid Research Division member and Avanti Award winner Jean Schaffer, whose lab recently moved to Boston, is recruiting for postdoctoral researchers to study metabolic regulation and metabolic disease complications. Read the full posting here.