Job Summary: Michigan State University invites applications for an Assistant/ Associate /Full Tenured Professor, academic-year (9-month) faculty position to provide leadership in solving problems at the interface of dietary lipids and health. The role of lipids in human health and disease is taking the center stage. In the last decade technology has advanced allowing global studies of lipid metabolism. This position is part of MSU's Global Impact Initiative, and an emerging initiative in the area of Food, Nutrition and Health. The successful candidate will be expected to provide visionary leadership in efforts on this campus to unite research in nutrition with existing programs in chronic disease by developing a robust, collaborative, external federally-funded research program, recruiting new faculty, advising graduate students, publishing in high-tier peer-reviewed journals and teaching in the candidate's primary department. The ideal candidate will have strong evidence of a commitment to research focused on how nutrition and lipid transport, storage, metabolism and signaling impact conditions such as inflammation, autoimmunity, obesity and its associated complications, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, infection and cancer. The candidate will have ample opportunities to utilize specialized analytical techniques such as multi-dimensional mass spectrometry-based shotgun lipidomics, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), and computational approaches to manage chemical feature identification, metabolic pathway analysis, and fluxomics. Utilizing this expertise, it is anticipated that the candidate will establish a robust research program integrating high-throughput quantitation of thousands of lipid metabolites to ultimately reveal the underlying mechanisms that impact the diet-disease interface.
Minimum Requirements: A Ph.D. DO, DVM or MD in Nutrition, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Physiology or a closely related discipline.
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