Research Associate-The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

20 May 2019
End of advertisement period
31 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Summary

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition seeks a Research Associate to work in Dr. Nancy Turner’s laboratory. The primary responsibilities for this position are to manage the work by students and post docs in the laboratory, and to directly coordinate and conduct research into the effect of diet on colon cancer. Rat and mouse models of the disease are used to determine effects on the host (immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence assays, gene expression, etc.), the microbiota and their metabolism. The successful candidate will be expected to manage projects, assist trainees with their work, develop reports, and contribute to writing of manuscripts.

The initial appointment period will be for 1 year, with possibility of extension based on the successful achievement of work goals and the availability of funds.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Nutrition, Biochemistry or a related dis

Minimum Requirements

A doctorate degree in Nutrition, Biochemistry or a related discipline, with a strong focus on rodent models of intestinal disease. 2 years experience working as a post doctoral fellow. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in conducting colon cancer studies using rodents; analyzing gene expression, microbial populations, fixed tissues (immunohistochemistry or immunofluorescence), and short chain fatty acids. Experience managing projects and people; ability to work independently; and good organizational skills.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a letter of interest, a current CV, and names and contact information for three references.

Review of Applications Begins On 05/01/2019



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