Cornell University, CALS - Division of Nutritional Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-CALS - Division of Nutritional Sciences-DNSPDAJOHNSON [#24189, WDR-000]
Position Title: Division of Nutritional Sciences - Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Chemistry
Biochemistry / Molecular Biology
Appl Deadline:none
Position Description:    

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.  

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Review of applications will be immediate and continue until the position is filled.

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Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853