Postdoctoral Fellow | Research Position in Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Hershey, Pennsylvania
Up to $75,000 per year + benefits
May 23 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Fellow/ Research Position in Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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. 

The overall goal of the Dennis Laboratory is to identify the molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways that contribute to diabetic complications.  The search is open to applicants in many areas of research including, but not limited to, those studying regulation of the master kinase mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), the impact of post-translational modification (i.e., phosphorylation and O-GlcNAcylation) of eukaryotic translation initiation factors (eIFs) in mediating changes in mRNA translation, and redox signaling and mitochondrial dysfunction. Results from this research project are expected to identify new targets for intervention and thus lead to the development of innovative therapies that address diabetic complications, including diabetic retinopathy.

A strong funding history, recently renovated laboratory and private office space, and strong core facilities provide an outstanding research environment. Additionally, excellent benefits and a safe, family-friendly setting make the Penn State College of Medicine and Hershey an excellent environment to live and work.

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


Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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