Postdoctoral Fellow to Study Mechanisms of Cell Metabolism and Survival in the Chakraborty Lab

Saint Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri, 63103, United States
Depends On Experience
September 11 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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Postdoctoral Fellow to Study Mechanisms of Cell Metabolism and Survival in the Chakraborty Lab

Saint Louis University, a Catholic Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking candidates for a position that is immediately available for highly motivated individuals. This position is in the Chakraborty laboratory, in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at the St. Louis University School of Medicine.

The group established that the inositol pyrophosphate generating enzyme IP6K1 is a novel target in obesity and diabetes (Zhu et al. JCI, 2016; Zhu et al. Mol. Metab. 2017; Ghoshal et al. Mol. Metab. 2016; Ghoshal et al. IJBC; 2016; Chakraborty et al. Cell, 2010). Research is ongoing to identify tissue-specific targets of IP6Ks and regulation of these enzymes in obesity, diabetes and aging.

The lab is also interested in understanding physiological functions of uncharacterized proteins. The team identified novel proteins in the ubiquitin-proteasome, cell-communication and mitochondrial pathways. Using primary/immortalized cells and mouse models, the lab attempts to determine their functions in vivo and impacts on various diseases.

Aspirants should submit their CV with complete contacts of 3 references. In addition, they should provide a brief description of how they plan to utilize their expertise in the ongoing projects of the laboratory. The application should be sent to Dr. Anutosh Chakraborty at

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

The applicant must have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry or cell biology, with experience in one or more of the above mentioned pathways, evidenced by publications in high impacts journals. Candidates with excellent communication and collaborative skills are desirable. Selected fellows must independently execute experiments, using genetic, cell/molecular biological, biochemical and pharmacologic approaches.

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