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Postdoctoral Fellow - Metabolomics

The School of Nutrition and Health Promotion in College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University invites applications for an interdisciplinary postdoctoral research fellow focused on Metabolomics to work with Dr. Haiwei Gu.

The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of faculty and students to advance innovative research in the School of Nutrition Health Promotion and Center for Metabolic and Vascular Biology (at the Mayo Clinic site).  Dr. Gu’s research interests focus on mass spectrometry (MS)-based metabolomics and its applications in early disease diagnosis, drug metabolism, and biological sciences. Currently, we are working closely with a number of clinical researchers and practitioners in various studies, including identifying metabolic markers useful to detect cancer, investigating disease metabolism using C. elegans models, comprehensively profiling age-dependent changes of cardiac metabolites, etc.

The candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the research process and be responsible for preparing manuscripts for publication, data management and analyses, mentoring students, presenting at academic meetings, and helping with other essential duties. The candidate will have access to LC-MS and GC-MS. The candidate will receive training in grant writing and help with the preparation and submission of grant proposals. Opportunities exist for first-authored manuscripts and new projects. This postdoc experience will well prepare the candidate for the future career in industry and academia.

The School of Nutrition and Health Promotion (SNHP) is dedicated to the provision of a rigorous, high caliber education for students interested in Nutrition, Health Science, Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Kinesiology, Medical Laboratory Science, and Public Health. The school is committed to the engagement in and the application of research designed to promote health and well-being and to reduce the risk of chronic diseases across the lifespan and throughout society.

U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation (for two years in a row). SNHP is within the College of Health Solutions.  At the pulse of health, the College of Health Solutions (CHS) is dedicated to developing the health workforce of the future. We're equipping students to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics.

For additional information regarding ASU, the College of Health Solutions, and the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, go to http://about.asu.edu/ and https://chs.asu.edu.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, or equivalent fields
  • Record of related research experience appropriate to postdoctoral rank
  • Knowledge and experience related to metabolomics

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of being self-motivated, detail-oriented, responsible, team-oriented, creative, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and able to synthesize literature
  • Evidence of peer reviewed publications in metabolomics, mass spectrometry, or C. elegans
  • Priority will be given to candidates with strong expertise in working with C. elegans
  • Hands-on experience with mass spectrometry is preferred.
  • Desirable qualifications also include previous experience with statistical modeling of metabolomics data

Application Deadline and Procedures

Applications will begin to be reviewed on September 1, 2017, and will continue to be reviewed weekly until the position is filled.  Only electronic applications will be reviewed.

Applicants are asked to email the following as one PDF document to haiweigu@asu.edu

  • A letter of interest including the name of the position and rank for which you are applying, your qualifications and experience as it relates to the position 
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications
  • Copies of two recent publications
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). Finalists will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation.

This is an appointment for one year from date of hire, with a strong probability of renewal for an additional year contingent on excellent performance and continued availability of funding. Informal inquiries and questions can be directed to Dr. Haiwei Gu, Assistant Professor, by email at haiweigu@asu.edu

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law  (See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement and www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)