Proteomics postdoc-fellow

Wayne State Univeristy, Detroit, Michigan
This position comes with a highly competitive salary and benefits package
August 09 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy/Health Sciences at Wayne State University (WSU) announces a Proteomics Post-doctoral Fellow position in Dr. Zhengping Yi group to contribute to research in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Dr. Yi’s research is currently funded by 2 R01 clinical/translational awards from the NIH/NIDDK and a Translational Science Award from the American Diabetes Association.

A State-of-the-art UPLC-nSI-MS/MS system (Orbitrap Fusion Lumos) is recently installed in the Proteomics Laboratory directed by Dr. Yi in addition to the UPLC-nSI-MS/MS system (Orbitrap Elite) installed in 2011. The Orbitrap Fusion Lumos is the most sensitive mass spectrometry instrument with high mass resolution and high mass accuracy currently available in the market.

Minimal Qualifications:

•PhD in the analytical, chemical, biochemical, biological, medical, pharmaceutical, health care, or life sciences.

•Previous experience in proteomics, HPLC, and/or mass spectrometry is required.

The Proteomics Post-doctoral Fellow will be in charge of daily operation of the two UPLC-nSI-MS/MS systems, developing innovative proteomics approaches, generating and analyzing data, as well as preparing manuscripts and/or grant proposals. Other duties may be assigned by Dr. Yi.

T2D is the most common endocrine disorder and the leading cause of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults. In the US, more than 26 million adults (i.e. ~10% of adults) have T2D ( Alarmingly, projections indicate that the diabetes prevalence will increase to ~20% in 2030 and to ~30% in 2050. The projects in Dr. Zhengping Yi group focus  on a better understanding of insulin signaling, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Yi and his group are using a combination of clinical, biological, and proteomics approaches to study insulin signaling both in vitro in cell models and in vivo in humans. Potential candidates are encouraged to visit Dr. Yi’s webpage: To be consider for this opportunity, please email a cover letter and current CV detailing your research interests, experience, and skills, as well as contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Zhengping Yi at

This position comes with a highly competitive salary and benefits package. In addition, the post-doctoral fellow may have the opportunity to apply for their own grants or fellowships. The Wayne State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. After initial screening, only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.