Essential Functions: The laboratory of James Granneman at Wayne State University School of Medicine has positions available for postdoctoral fellows in the area of metabolic disease research. Research will be conducted in the new Integrative Bioscience Center (https://ibio.wayne.edu/), which contains state of-the-art facilities and a highly collaborative research environment.Two NIH-funded research programs are currently being pursued:1) Analysis of lipolytic protein trafficking. This project uses novel pharmacological, genetic, and biophysical tools to investigate evolutionarily-conserved mechanism of lipolysis in adipose tissue, muscle, liver and cancer cells (Cell Metabolism 22:852, 2015; JPharmacol Exp Ther. 363:367, 2017; Mol Metab 7:57.2017).2) Analysis of cellular plasticity in adipose tissues. This project uses genetic tracing, histology, and single cell functional genomics to address mechanism of cellular plasticity and function in adipose tissues (Cell Metabolism 28:300, 2018; FASEB J 29:286, 2015; CellMetabolism 18:355, 2013)Job duties will be as follows:* Perform scientific techniques or research protocols. Assist the Principal Investigator in designing and performing protocols. Design and perform experiments. Collect and log research data. Participate in implementing research objectives, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and protocol guidelines. Assist other lab members with experiments as required. May mentor and supervise research assistants and students.* Prepare and present presentations regarding research project results for professional, scientific and academic conferences. Summarize and organize data results for submittal to academic and scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Write scientific manuscripts and other documents for publication. Fact-check, proofread, and edit research documents to ensure accuracy.* Participate in the scientific activities of the Center for Integrative Metabolic and Endocrine Research (CIMER), including data and journal clubs * With the assistance of the mentor, find and write research grants with the goal of obtaining additional research grant funding. Responsibilities may also include coordinating correspondence with applicants and grantees, acknowledging receipts of proposals, and maintaining a system to track proposals. * Maintain the laboratory work areas including routine maintenance on laboratory equipment as required. Order and organize required research supplies and records. Maintain cleanliness and organization of work station. * Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: PhD or equivalent in Biology, Pharmacology, or related field.3-4 years job related experience (can include doctorate training). Must have distinguished themselves in research. Prior recipient of funding for research based on individual achievements.Ability to work independently. Ability to secure grants and funding for research. Ability to collect, analyze, summarize and interpret research findings in reports and communicate results to the field. Knowledge of and experience with current scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills.
Internal Number: 76_208640
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.