JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
We are seeking a talented, dynamic, and self-motivated post-doctoral associate with experience in analytical chemistry to perform lipidomics analyses and to train in the lab of Dr. Eric Ortlund at Emory University. The candidate will utilize specialized analytical techniques such as mass spectrometry-based shotgun lipidomics, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), and informatics approaches to quantitate thousands of lipid species in a high-throughput manner to reveal the underlying mechanism(s) responsible for the changes of lipidome under the selected pathological condition(s). He/she will become highly proficient in these techniques, analyses, and data interpretation, and be charged with the experimental design, sample collection and preparations by a variety of mass spectrometric techniques, data analysis and interpretation, manuscript preparation, and data presentation at national and international conferences. The postdoc will also be responsible for assisting with the maintenance of numerous mass spectrometers present in the laboratories as well as training new incoming scientists in these experimental techniques.
The dual research foci of this position are as follows: (1) a translational and collaborative project between the Ortlund lab and the Hajjar lab to use lipidomics approaches to identify biomarkers and novel pathways in Alzheimer¿s Disease, and (2) a multi-site collaborative study focused on identification of key lipid species that are specifically up- or down-regulated in response to acute or chronic exercise and correlate these changes with proteomic, metabolomic, and transcriptomic data to identify pathways involved in mediating the effects of exercise.
The candidate will also have the opportunity to use human and animal tissue samples to study heart failure, vaccine development, fatty liver diseases, or pancreatic disorder of diabetes/obesity individuals and to identify the underlying molecular mechanism(s) responsible for the alterations under the selected pathological condition.-Requires a doctoral degree in Biochemistry or related field. Candidates who have research experience in biochemistry/analytical chemistry with focus on LC/MS methods are strongly preferred. Ideal candidate would be motivated, possess excellent written and oral communication skills and possess a strong desire and ability to work as a team in a collaborative environment.-76876BR
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