Postdoctoral Research Associate - Krupenko Lab 2
Department: Nutrition Research Institute
Position Summary: The Krupenko lab is located at the Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, North Carolina. We are seeking an energetic and talented postdoctoral researcher to study effects of folate metabolism on methyl group biogenesis and ceramide signaling in cancer disease. This exciting project will utilize cell culture and mouse models to answer questions about the role of dietary folate in tumorigenesis, cancer progression and metastasis. 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 and nutritional biochemistry.
Education Requirements: Qualified applicants must have a PhD in nutrition, biochemistry, molecular biology or related disciplines.
Qualification and Experience: Strong communication, data analysis, analytical and quantitative skills; experience with mouse handling and wet lab research; and the ability to work independently or collaboratively. Applicants with experience in sphingolipid analysis, folate detection assays and confocal microscopy are preferred.
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