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Posted: June 12, 2015

Duties & Responsibilities

An outstanding candidate is sought to work on an original research project supported by the National Institute of Health (NHLBI) to reveal the underlying mechanisms responsible for the cardio-protective effects of HDL, the most complex lipoprotein class. (S)he will work with the Principal Investigator and the research team to investigate the functionality and the pathophysiological significance of HDL and its particles in cardiovascular and possibly other diseases. This person will also investigate the effects of the protein and lipid composition of HDL and HDL particles on HDL functions utilizing proteomic and lipidomic approaches.

Education, Experience, and Skills

  • PhD. in Biochemistry or related field is required
  • Experience in designing and performing proteomic and lipidomic experiments is desirable
  • Experience in HDL particle separation (2D electrophoresis), electroelution of HDL particles, particle purification (immuno-affinity chromatography), lipid extraction for targeted lipidomic analysis using GC-MS & LC-MS, delipidation of HDL particles followed by tripsin digestion for shotgun and targeted proteomic analysis is desirable
  • A proven publication record is desirable

The research program and training will be directed by Dr. Asztalos at Tufts University in Boston. The incumbent will work with a multi-disciplinary team and will have the opportunity to interface with international experts. Emphasis will be placed on leading original analyses and preparing manuscripts, career development, and transition toward an independent research career. A competitive salary, benefits, and travel/educational opportunities are offered.

The position is available immediately and is presently supported for three years. The ability to work in the US is required in order to apply for this position.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a research statement, CV, contact information for three references, and one sample publication by email to Bela Asztalos: bela.asztalos@tufts.edu. Applications will be considered as they arrive.