Postdoctoral Research Associate (Anticipated)

Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
Salary will be commensurate with experience, but not less than $50,004.00
May 30 2019
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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Anticipated)

The Kohan Lab, in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Connecticut, is seeking highly motivated and self-sufficient candidates to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in our basic and translational immunometabolism laboratory. The Kohan Lab studies the role of the intestine, its lipoproteins, and its immune cells in cardio-metabolic disease. This Postdoctoral Research Associate will work under the guidance of Dr. Kohan on a federally funded research project focused on the role of lipoproteins in tolerogenic immune cells and IBD. Therefore, a strong background in biochemistry, metabolism, immunology, or inflammatory disease is preferred. The position will involve the use of mouse models, and primary mouse and human organoids. Competitive candidates will have experience in flow cytometry, cell sorting, molecular biology, and metabolism.

This position will be supported to work both independently and collaboratively, to develop novel experimental tools, to attack cutting edge scientific problems, and to gain experience developing, writing, and submitting fellowship/grant proposals (to NIH and foundation funders). The Kohan Lab enthusiastically respects work-life balance, especially parenthood and other high-intensity life experiences, and encourages our fellows to be well-equipped for a career within and outside of traditional academic positions.


  • Ph.D. or M.D. in biochemistry, metabolism, physiology, immunology, nutritional sciences or related fields.
  • Proven academic publication track record, including first-authored publications.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to act independently in the performance of everyday tasks and responsibilities and work well in teams.


  • Experience with flow cytometry, FACS analyses, tissue culture, mouse metabolism studies.
  • Background in biochemistry, metabolism, physiology, immunology, or inflammatory disease.
  • Excellent scientific, written communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills.


This is a full time, twelve-month annually renewable position for an expected duration of three (3) to five (5) years, contingent upon availability of federal funding and performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience, but not less than $50,004. For additional information regarding benefits, visit: 


Please apply online at UConn Jobs via, Staff Positions, Search # 2019517. Interested candidates should submit a brief cover letter summarizing current research and career goals, current CV, and the names and contact information of 2-3 references. Applications will be reviewed immediately until the position is filled. This job posting will remain posted until the position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019517)

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