The Olivier Lab at Wake Forest School of Medicine is inviting applications for a position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Precision Medicine.

The Olivier lab uses proteomics and metabolomics technologies in conjunction with genetics and genomics approaches to elucidate how sequence variation in the human genome contributes to the development and progression of human diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, or fatty liver disease. The fellow would work as part of the proteomics team to analyze biological samples (tissues, plasma, urine, CSF, fecal samples) to identify and quantify proteins and their posttranslational modifications in ongoing collaborative studies to understand tissue-specific changes in response to disease development and lifestyle interventions such as diet studies.

The ideal candidates would be highly motivated, learn quickly, and have a good degree of independence. Individuals should have a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field and experience in protein mass spectrometry, specifically the operation of Orbitrap mass spectrometers for the quantitative analysis of complex protein mixtures and posttranslational modifications, as documented by a record of scientific publications. Previous experience with isobaric tagging, SILAC, and the use of commons software tools (Proteome Discoverer, MaxQuant) as well as statistical skills are preferred. Good written and oral communication skills are essential as all projects in the laboratory involve regular interactions with collaborators.

Candidates who are interested in working in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment are encouraged to submit their curriculum vitae, a 1-page statement describing their research interests, relevant background, and career goals, and their contact information well as two letters of references to

Dr. Michael Olivier
Director, Center for Precision Medicine
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157