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A postdoctoral position is available to study the role of iron in liver injury related to diabetes and metabolic diseases. This is an NIH-funded study to understand the detrimental effects of hepatic iron overload on ferroptosis induction and stress responses of the liver in the context of hyperglycemia and in non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD). The prospective candidate will have the opportunity to use primary hepatocyte culture, conditional knockout mouse models, state-of-the-art techniques such as transcriptomics, proteomics and lipidomics, and other molecular/cell biology techniques to address the critical role and underlying mechanisms of iron-induced liver damage associated with diabetes and NAFLD. Previous experience in liver diseases and/or diabetes study, genetically engineered animals, mammalian cell culture, molecular and cell biology, and cell death analysis is highly preferred. Knowledge of iron transport and metabolism is a plus. Candidates who are strongly self-motivated and obtained their PhD or MD/PhD within the last three years are encouraged to apply.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
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