Postdoctoral Research Associate

Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
Commensurate with experience
August 17 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type


Postdoctoral position are currently available in the lab of Dr. Jianzhong Yu at the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut. The lab uses a combination of genetic, cell biology, molecular and biochemical approaches with various model systems including Drosophila, mice, and cell cultures to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlying related human diseases. 

The focus of the position is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying organ size control and tumorigenesis, with specific emphasis on understanding the molecular mechanisms of the Hippo signaling pathway and mTOR/Insulin signaling pathway. The project will be focused on characterization of novel growth regulators identified through our recent large-scale genetic screens. 

More information on our research can be found at: and


Designing and executing research experiments:

  • Conduct studies of related literature and research to support the design of research projects;
  • Conduct molecular bench work and cell culture work;
  • Confocal/fluorescence microscopy analysis;

Data record and analysis:

  • Report project progress and data analysis;
  • Draft scientific manuscripts; 

Other duties:

  • Supervise technicians, students, and undergraduates in the lab.


  • Ph.D. related to biological or biomedical sciences 
  • Research experience in the areas of biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology 
  • Ability to do independent management of the project 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Exceptional research productivity 


  • Experience with mouse work 
  • Background with fly genetics 


These positions are full-time, 12-month appointments.  The positions may be annually renewable based on performance, budget, and needs of the department and college.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #495513, and upload a resumecover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on November 4, 2021. 

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