Postdoctoral Associate in Lipids and Metabolism – Sampath Lab

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is seeking a postdoctoral research associate for the Institute of Food Nutrition and Health. The position is available in the research group of Dr. Harini Sampath ( to study the modulation of lipid metabolism in the intestine, in the context of obesity and diabetes.

The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, a publication record consistent with career level, and an interest in understanding regulation of cell function by lipids and other exposures. Expertise in the use of transgenic mouse models and mammalian cell culture is required. Also preferred is a background in biochemistry/molecular biology with technical knowledge in basic biochemical techniques, including IHC/IF, EMSA, siRNA, protein and nucleic acid chemistry, lipid extractions and analyses. Experience with studies of intestinal biology and/or lipid droplets is preferred by not required. Proficiency in oral and written English is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and follow NIH and Rutgers guidelines.

The small but energetic research group is housed in a brand new, state-of-the-art building in New Brunswick, NJ with multiple active projects to choose from. As a postdoctoral associate in the Sampath lab, the candidate would have multiple opportunities to interact with members of the Institute for Food Nutrition and Health, the Department of Nutritional Sciences, the Rutgers Center for Lipid Research, and the Center for Digestive Health. The campus is also in close proximity to the cultural and scientific offerings of both NYC and Philadelphia. Interested candidates should email Dr. Harini Sampath at with a current CV, cover letter, and list of 3 potential references.