Postdoctoral Research Associate - Zeisel/Trujillo Lab

Job description

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Zeisel/Trujillo Lab

Vacancy ID:



Nutrition Research Institute - 633300

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications


Full Time



Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Posting Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Kannapolis, NC

Position Summary:

The Zeisel/Trujillo 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 looking for a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral fellow with a strong background in molecular or cell biology to 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.

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.

Educational Requirements:

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

Qualifications and Experience:

- Experience in data analysis and ability to work collaboratively required.
- Demonstrated strong teamwork, motivation, and organization skills.

- Experience in cell culture, cell biology, and/or molecular biology techniques.
- Experience in mouse studies preferred but not required.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

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.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 5/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time