Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-DNS-PDDNSJOHNSON [#18549]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate - Division of Nutritional Sciences
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Nutrition / Biochemistry, Chemistry
Molecular Biology
Appl Deadline:none
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 candidate will be expected to have expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or bioinformatics 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.  A successful candidate should have experience operating a triple quadrupole LC-MS system (or a similar system). Prior experience with lipid biochemistry and/or bioinformatics is preferred but not required. 


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Cornell University
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Savage Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

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