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Translate Bio: Formulation Process Development Scientist

Posted February 29 | Translate Bio, an mRNA therapeutics company focused on cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary diseases, seeks a scientist with experience in formulation processes and lipid nanoparticles to join its research and process development team. Read the posting here.

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine: Tenure Track Professors

Posted March 4 | The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine has openings for two tenure-track positions. The candidates should have a Ph.D. and strong background in cellular and molecular biology, with emphasis on bioactive lipids, cancer, cardiovascular disease, or neuroscience.

The successful candidate will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. At the associate or full professor level, successful applicants will have an outstanding publication record, complemented by substantial extramural support. At the assistant professor level, positions require a strong publication record, and postdoctoral experience with potential for, or evidence of, the ability to secure extramural funding.

As promoted by VCU, the faculty member should also demonstrate experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. The Department belongs to a very active community of investigators and is committed to providing an outstanding research environment. Interested candidates should apply online at

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West Virginia University Research Corporation: Postdoctoral fellow

Posted February 5 | The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry in the School of Medicine. In this role, the Postdoctoral fellow will closely interact with the principal investigator and work on research focused on characterizing a newly discovered mechanism to regulate energy metabolism. The projects will require using a combination of approaches including enzymology, metabolomics, cell culture, and phenotyping of animal models. The selected candidate will join a productive and collaborative laboratory. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by their training and peer-reviewed publications. Candidates who have experience working with mouse models of metabolic diseases are particularly encouraged to apply.

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.

Texas A&M University: Postdoc

Updated February 15 | The Chapkin Laboratory at Texas A&M University seeks a motivated postdoctoral candidate to study environmental modulation of membrane biology and its impact on chronic disease risk. To apply, submit your CV and a statement of current interests to Dr. Robert Chapkin, .

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.