Job Overview


Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table

Seeking permanent, full-time Research Molecular Biologist/Research Chemist to apply the principles and techniques of biochemistry, metabolism, and cell and molecular biology in support of on-going programs dedicated to elucidating the transgenerational factors affecting the propensity to develop adiposity.

The Working Title for Chemist is Research Biochemist; the Official Title is Research Chemist.


Major Duties:
The Healthy Body Weight Unit is a translational science unit focusing on the underlying biological aspects of and interventions needed to facilitate healthy body weight and prevent obesity. The incumbent's research will address the effects of various maternal dietary and physical activity factors on offspring lipogenesis, gut microbial energy extraction and/or the muscle secretome, and on offspring eating, fat oxidation, glucose metabolism and/or physical activity. The incumbent may use animal models or human studies with volunteers that employ biochemical, physiological, and physical assessments of body composition and metabolic status. Research results will be published in refereed scientific journals.

The incumbent will have access to an extensive state-of-the-art research center including a controlled-feeding kitchen; applied physiology, and health behavior laboratories, and human performance laboratories in a newly constructed fitness center (with DXA, indirect calorimetry, and phlebotomy), and a food and health behavior laboratory for basic eating and physical activity studies. The center also includes a 14-bed residential metabolic unit, a live-in whole room calorimeter, a whole-body scintillation counter, a mobile laboratory, statistical/data processing core, nutritional analytics core, clinical biochemistry laboratory, a genomics, transcriptionomics, and proteomics laboratory, a mass spectrometry core, and a vivarium and cell culture core.  The incumbent will also have access to a health behavior and human performance laboratory in a newly constructed fitness center (with DXA, indirect calorimetry, treadmill, bicycle ergometer, and phlebotomy).

Working Conditions and Other Considerations:

Work is conducted in a research/clinical/laboratory environment which has inherent risks and requires wearing approrpiate attire. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Domestic Travel For Regional/National Conferences; Local Travel For Collaboration

Relocation Authorized

  • No