Please note that this position is located on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC, approximately 2 hours from Chapel Hill.

The N. Krupenko Lab, located at the Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, North Carolina (near Charlotte, NC, and approximately 2 hours from UNC’s main campus), is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study the signaling function of ceramide and its link to folate metabolism in promoting health or disease. This exciting project will utilize biochemical, molecular biology, and cell culture techniques, as well as animal tissues, to answer the questions about the communication between folate and sphingolipid metabolism in adaptation to changing supply of nutrients.

As part of the NRI, the successful postdoctoral researcher will have access to numerous resources available through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and through the department of Nutrition. Furthermore, the NCRC state-of-the-art research facilities allow for collaborations with faculty from schools across North Carolina studying a range of topics from genetics, epigenetics, and gene expression regulation to human cognition, brain development, nutritional biochemistry, and nutrigenomics.

PhD in biochemistry, cell biology, or other relevant discipline.

Qualified applicants must have strong communication and data analysis skills, experience with animals and tissue handling, experience with wet lab research, knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, and metabolism, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

1-2 years of postdoctoral experience preferred. Applicants with experience in such techniques as cloning, mutagenesis, protein expression and purification, chromatin immunoprecipitation, immunohistochemistry, protein mass spectrometry, and proteomics are preferred.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.