THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE IS AN EQUAL
ANNOUNCEMENT NO: RA-05-056L
POSITION: Research Biochemist/ Microbiologist
LOCATION: Beltsville, Maryland
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Nutrient Requirements & Functions Laboratory,
Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Beltsville, Maryland is seeking
an individual for a 2 year appointment to conduct research on the role
of natural products in the function of insulin. Work will involve chromium
and polyphenols from cinnamon. Research will focus on: 1) determining
the requirements and mechanisms of action for chromium and other insulin
potentiating natural products and 2) implementation of molecular methods
to quantitate proteins and genes involved in insulin signaling and function.
Western immunoblotting will be used to ascertain changes in the insulin
receptors and related proteins and 3) the role of native and modified
insulin potentiating compounds from cinnamon and other natural products
that enhance the activity of insulin.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in biochemistry or related field required.
Knowledge and experience in protein chemistry, Western immunoblotting
and insulin signaling is desired. Experience in cell culture techniques,
PCR, kinase assays and glucose transport preferred.
INFORMATION ON APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS is
available at: http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/divisions/hrd/hrdhomepage/vacancy/pd962.html
INFORMATION ON EMPLOYEE BENEFITS is available at:
FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS
POSITION OR TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION, CONTACT:
Dr. Richard Anderson
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
Bldg 307C, Rm 214, BARC-East
10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705
Phone: 301-504-8091 Ext. 277
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