A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut in the Shin Laboratory to study epigenetic regulation of energy metabolism and physiology. In particular, the laboratory investigates the role of microRNAs and epigenetic regulators in the development of non-alcoholic and alcoholic fatty liver disease, steatohepatitis, liver fibrosis, and cholestasis.
The goals of the projects are to unravel the molecular mechanisms and the physiological functions of microRNAs and the regulators in the pathogenesis of liver diseases. We employ a multidisciplinary approach integrating molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genomics, and physiology to tackle the questions in genetically engineered mouse models and isolated cells.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
I. Design and execute research experiments
Conduct mentored and guided research projects independently and cooperatively with other lab members
Plan, organize, and perform experiments in vivo and in vitro
Conduct molecular and biochemical bench work
II. Data analysis
Analyze and present data and discuss results and relevant literature
Attend and participate in scientific meetings
Draft scientific manuscripts
III. Other duties
Supervise junior lab members and serve as a role model in the lab
Ph.D. in life sciences, biomedical sciences or a related field
Self-motivated individuals with excellent organizational skills
Willingness to learn new experimental techniques, tools, and approaches
Strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, and or cell biology
Experience working with small laboratory animals including mice
Previous experience in epigenetics and metabolic diseases
Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully on teams and work independently
Excellent communication skills and critical thinking skills
This position is a full time, 12-month appointment. The position may be annually renewable based on performance, budget and needs of the department and college.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494993 to upload a resume, cover 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 April 21, 2021.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
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Internal Number: 494993-2276_1613079273
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