The Department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral candidates to study epigenetic mechanisms of host-microbial interactions in the laboratory of Dr. Zheng Kuang (https://labs.bio.cmu.edu/kuang).
Trillions of different microorganisms reside in our gut, known as the gut microbiota. The goal of our research is to identify the molecular basis of interactions between the microbiota and the circadian rhythms in mammalian metabolism and immunity. We use various techniques including genomics, gnotobiotics, laser capture microscopy and mouse genetics to study the transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms by which the gut microbiota impacts host circadian rhythms. We are currently focused on understanding how these signals integrate in the gut to regulate (1) energy uptake and metabolic homeostasis; (2) innate immunity and pathogen infection. We are also very interested in developing new methods to delve deeper into the functions of gut microbiota.
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD and/or MD) or are scheduled to receive a doctoral degree very soon in biological sciences or related fields. Experience in genomics, molecular genetics, metabolism, immunology and/or infectious diseases is recommended.
The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Carnegie Mellon University is a world-class research university and is known for its innovative and interdisciplinary research philosophy. You will enjoy a beautiful campus and a colorful and comfortable lifestyle.
Applications, including an updated CV (indicating your interest and relevant training) and a list of three references should be submitted electronically via Interfolio.
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