Postdoctoral Research Associate

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee
September 07 2017
Health Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
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POSTDOC on Skeletal Muscle Aging and Myokine Signaling

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the group of Dr. Fabio Demontis. The lab is located in the division of developmental biology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. We use Drosophila and mice to decipher the conserved mechanisms of skeletal muscle aging and proteostasis and how muscle-derived signals (myokines) affect lifespan and the progression of age-related diseases in other tissues.

For examples of the studies we do, please have a look at: Cell 2010 Nov 24;143(5): 813-25;  Cell Reports 2014 Jun 12;7(5):1481-94; Genes Dev. 2015 Dec 1;29(23):2475-89; Annu Rev Physiol. 2016 Feb 10;78:85-107; Cell Metabolism 2012 Jul 3;16(1):97-103;  Development 2009 Mar;136(6): 983-93).

In addition to a Ph.D., the candidate should have expertise in molecular, biochemical and/or cell biological techniques. Training in Drosophila genetics or aging is not required. The strongest candidates will have demonstrated success in conducting original research as evidenced by peer-reviewed first-author publications.

Candidate should have the ability to work independently as well as in collaborative research efforts, and have a strong desire to make a major contribution to the field of aging. The fellow will benefit from the outstanding research facilities, the highly collaborative St. Jude community, and the competitive salary and career support.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at and should email CV and cover letter describing research experience and interests, and names and addresses of three references to  St. Jude is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

  • Fabio Demontis, PhD
  • Department of Developmental Neurobiology
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • 262 Danny Thomas Place
  • Memphis, TN  38105-3678
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