A postdoctoral position is available in the Quadro laboratory at the Rutgers Center for Lipid Research/Food Science Department at Rutgers University. The laboratory studies the maternal-fetal metabolism of vitamin A and its carotenoid precursor beta-carotene. The overall goal of this NIH-sponsored research program is to study the molecular mechanisms whereby beta-carotene is transferred from the maternal to the fetal circulation across the placenta. In particular, this project will aim at elucidating how beta-carotene regulates placental lipoprotein biogenesis by modulating expression and activity of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP). The applicant is expected to have expertise in in the areas of nutritional biochemistry, animal physiology, molecular and cellular biology of lipids, and biochemistry.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph. D. degree in nutritional biochemistry, biochemistry or related discipline. Expertise in basic molecular biological and biochemical techniques as well as animal handling as documented in scholarly publications. Proficiency in oral and written English and excellent communication skills.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requires expertise in basic molecular genetics, animal handling, and biochemical techniques including PCR mutagenesis, DNA and RNA analyses, protein isolation, enzyme assays, HPLC, electrophoresis, and immunoblotting
Will use all of the typical laboratory equipment for biochemical, cellular and molecular biology experiments. Will use Excel spreadsheets, Word processing software, and graphing and statistical analysis software.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be able to lift 20 pounds and have contact with rodents.
Posting Number: 20FA0676
Location: Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 116924
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