Postdoctoral Research Associate – Aging and Obesity Research - Jiang lab

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Dependent on qualifications.
December 21 2018
Health Sciences
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Postdoctoral Research Associate – Aging and Obesity Research - Jiang lab

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Yuwei Jiang in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at University of Illinois at Chicago. We are currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows with backgrounds in stem cell aging and metabolism to work in our laboratory. We have broad interests in adipose tissue development, expansion, and aging, with particular focus on elucidating the roles of adipose stem cells in obesity and aging-associated metabolic comorbidities.  We aim (1) to explore the mechanisms that control white and beige adipocyte development and (2) to understand how these mechanisms go awry in response to aging and other metabolic disease. The candidate will use a combination of tissue specific, inducible knockout and lineage tracing mouse models, coupled with molecular and cellular approaches and flow cytometry and imaging technologies.

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences, or a related field. Candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply: 1) strong self-motivation, 2) first author publications, 3) ability to plan, organize and meet deadlines is required, 4) excellent communication skills (writing and oral), and ability to collaborate with others, 5) experiences in mouse genetics, cell culture, histology, flow cytometry, and/or mouse metabolic phenotyping is preferred but not a must. 

To apply, please send:

  1. Cover letter that describes what you have accomplished, career interests, and your motivation to apply
  2. Professional CV
  3. Contact information for three references to Yuwei Jiang at

Contact information:

Yuwei Jiang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Physiology and Biophysics, College of Medicine

University of Illinois at Chicago

835 S. Wolcott Ave, M/C 901, Room 1120

Chicago, IL  60612                                                                                          

Lab Phone: (312) 413-7261


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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