Postdoc in Proteomics-centered Systems Biology and Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Memphis, Tennessee (US)
St. Jude postdoctoral fellows are provided with a competitive salary.
June 20 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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Postdoc in Proteomics-centered Systems Biology and Alzheimer’s Disease Research

One postdoctoral position is available for motivated candidates at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a premier center for biomedical investigation located in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The successful applicant will use systems biology and integrative multi-omics approaches (e.g. mass spectrometry-based proteomics and metabolomics) to explore molecular mechanisms of common human disorders (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease). Network analysis and integration of such large-scale omics data offer a systems or holistic view, for unbiased identification of central disease gene/protein networks, functional modules and master regulators. Beyond big data analysis, molecular targets of interest will be followed in subsequent hypothesis-driven studies in cellular and animal models. We will also investigate network simulation and small molecule drugs that modulate the activities of these targets. The overarching aim is to develop systems biology tools and provide novel insights into the pathogenesis and therapeutic intervention, as well as disease biomarker discovery for precision medicine ( Our publication record is available on Google Scholar (150+ publications, 16,800+ citations,, e.g. Tan et al. Immunity 2017, Lee et al. Cell 2017, Bai et al. PNAS 2013, and Xu et al. Cell 2009). Postdoctoral fellows in our group have extensive interaction with other 20+ members for career development in both mass spectrometry-based technologies and independent research of human disease. A total of 8 of 16 postdoctoral alumni are principal investigators or medical doctors now.

St. Jude is a top ranked hospital and a world-class basic research institute with 220+ faculty members, including renowned faculty (e.g., Nobel Laureate, National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, and HHMI). St. Jude offers extraordinary resources and facility, a highly interactive environment for career development, and has been on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. St. Jude postdoctoral fellows are provided with a competitive salary, a professional development allowance, and an array of benefits, including health, dental and vision coverage, and a retirement program.

The candidate shall have a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, neuroscience, systems biology or a related field or a M.D. degree. Prior expertise in omics technologies and systems biology is not required. Candidates must have an excellent publication record. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for job 36435 at and send a brief statement regarding previous work and future goals.

Contact Information

Junmin Peng, Ph.D; Member (Professor), Department of St. Jude Proteomics Facility

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105