Cornell University, CALS - Division of Nutritional Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-CALS - Division of Nutritional Sciences-PAJOHNSON [#13356, WDR-00018075]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate - Johnson Lab
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Appl Deadline: filled (posted 2019/02/27, updated 2019/02/26)
Position Description:    

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Cornell University
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Postdoctoral Associate

A Postdoctoral Associate position is open in the Johnson lab to study how dietary intake of bioactive lipids and production of bioactive lipids from the gut microbiome can influence mammalian phenotypes.  The Johnson lab uses genetic, genomic, and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) based-lipidomic approaches to understand lipid-dependent host-microbe interactions.  More information about research in the Johnson Lab can be found at  The successful candidate will be expected to run and maintain the in-lab LC-MS in order to conduct research investigating how bioactive lipids influence host-microbe interactions in human tissue culture, mouse, and human systems.   The initial appointment is for a year with the opportunity to extend based on performance. 

Anticipated Division of Time:

80% Research, 15% Data Analysis, 5%Writing


Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or related fields.  Proof that all Ph.D requirements have been fulfilled before the start date is required.  A successful candidate should have experience operating a triple quadrupole LC-MS system (or a similar system).  Prior experience with lipid biochemistry is preferred but not required.  


The following documents must be uploaded when applying through Academic Jobs Online


  • A CV 
  • A list containing contact information for three references

Review of applications will be immediate and continue until the position is filled. 
Preferred start date is 4/1/2019 with some flexibility.


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Further Info:
301 Biotech
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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