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

The Trujillo Lab is looking for a highly motivated and creative Postdoctoral Research Associate to design, organize, and conduct highly specialized experiments. The Postdoc needs a strong background in molecular biology (or cell biology) and will take a leadership role on projects focused on mechanisms of choline, an essential nutrient, in brain function, and the connection of these mechanisms to health and disease. This project will use molecular biology and neuroscience techniques, as well as animal models.

The Trujillo Lab is located at the Nutrition Research Institute on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC (near Charlotte and approximately 2 hours from the UNC main campus in Chapel Hill). Please note that while occasional remote work opportunities may arise, this position is 100% onsite in the laboratory due to the nature of the work.

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.

Qualified applicants must have a PhD in Biomedicine, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or a related discipline.

Experience in data analysis.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
Demonstrated self-motivation, organizational, and prioritization skills.

Experience in cell culture, cell biology and/ or molecular biology techniques preferred.
Experience in mouse studies 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.