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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 9:38 PM

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Pediatrics at UTHSC. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Joan Han, Director of the Pediatric Obesity Program, on identifying the molecular mechanisms that disrupt or maintain energy homeostasis, particularly in the central regulatory pathways of metabolism. Research is intended to lead to publications in high-quality peer reviewed journals, successful grant submissions, and development of novel therapeutic strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity and obesity-related metabolic complications. Qualifications Applicants should have a PhD in the biomedical sciences, molecular biology, genetics, or a related field, with at least two years of training in an obesity-related research field. Applicants should have a strong background in metabolism and central nervous system biology. Knowledge and experience with cell culture manipulation and animal model experimentation is essential. Experience conducting in vivo and ex vivo metabolic analyses is highly desirable. Experience in mouse behavior and metabolic phenotyping is preferred. Applicants should evaluate their qualifications by completing the check-list below. Applicants scoring exactly 7/7 on section A, and at least 15/17 in total are encouraged to apply. A. Necessary Qualifications: A PhD in the biomedical sciences or related field At least 2 years of prior training in obesity research Background in central nervous system biology Animal breeding, experimentation, and surgical experience Murine/mammalian/human cell culture experience Project management/coordination experience Publications in peer-reviewed journals covered by SCI, SCI-Expended, or PubMed. B. Preferred Qualifications Database management Effective presentation/teaching/communication skills Training and/or experience in Western Blotting Training and/or experience in DNA/RNA isolation and manipulation Training and/or experience in RNA expression analysis Training and/or experience in ELISA/immunofluorescence Training and/or experience in mouse behavior phenotyping Training and/or experience in mouse energy intake and expenditure analysis Training and/or knowledge of genetic sequencing and expression analysis Training and/or knowledge of metabolomics and pathway analysis Application Information: Applicants should email a copy of their CV including contact information of three references, the check-list above, and a cover letter to Dr. Joan Han with subject "ObesityPostdoc + last name + your score on check-list". Contact Email: ( jhan14@uthsc.edu) Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral research fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package ( http://www.uthsc.edu/postdoc/benefits.php). Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

For more details: https://jobs-search.org/administration/postdoctoral-fellowpediatrics-wanted-in-memphis_i16316

Company: University Of Tennessee Health Science Center
Email: jhan14@uthsc.edu

• Location: Memphis

• Post ID: 34641702 memphis
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