Postdoctoral Fellow | Research Position at Penn State College of Medicine

Hershey, Pennsylvania
Up to $57,504 per year + benefits
March 28 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Fellow at Penn State College of Medicine

A postdoctoral research position in the laboratory of Dr. Michael D. Dennis within the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Penn State College of Medicine is immediately available.  This postdoctoral position will uniquely prepare trainees for a career in biomedical research that explores the molecular etiology of diabetes. Our research program focuses on translational control mechanisms that produce alterations in gene expression of neurotrophic and angiogenic factors in the retina. The results from the proposed studies are expected to identify new targets for intervention at the level of gene expression and thus lead to the development of innovative therapies to prevent diabetic retinopathy. Current projects funded by the NIH and American Diabetes Association explore the impact of diet and diabetes on key cell signaling transduction pathways, including regulation of the master kinase mTOR.

Candidates should be highly motivated and capable of designing hypothesis-based experiments, executing studies, and manuscript preparation.  Experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, and mouse genetic approaches is desired.

Please submit your CV and names of 3 reference to:

Michael D. Dennis, Ph.D.

Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Penn State College of Medicine

500 University Dr., H166

Hershey, PA 17033


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