Postdoctoral Fellow

Location
Storrs, Connecticut
Salary
Salary will be commensurate with experience and training
Posted
August 07 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

The Department of Physiology and Neurobiology is seeking a University Postdoctoral Fellow to participate in projects involved in understanding nuclear receptor and non-coding RNA mediated control of both non-alcoholic and alcoholic liver diseases, including fatty liver, cholestasis, NASH, and liver fibrosis.  

Minimum Qualifications:  A Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with previous extensive experience in molecular biology and pathophysiology research, including PCR, Southern, Northern, Western, cloning and mapping of constructs, protein expression, and cell culture techniques. Experience in working with genome analysis and metabolomics is a plus.  Demonstrated ability to work independently and take a leading role on assigned projects under the supervision of the PI. The candidate should be highly and self-motivated with a strong desire for career development.  Experience working with mice is essential.  Excellent communication skills are required during the postdoctoral training.

Preferred Qualifications: Word processing, sequence analysis and database searches.  Experience with DNA methylation analysis is an advantage.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send a single PDF file containing a cover letter, CV, one-page statement of research interests and contact information for three references to Drs. Li Wang (li.wang@uconn.edu) and Dong-Ju Shin (dong-ju.shin@uconn.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

The University of Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.