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Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Connecticut in Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
 
 
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Date Posted 04/20/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

JOB SUMMARY
Two postdoctoral positions are currently available in the lab of Dr. Jianzhong Yu at the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut. The lab uses a combination of genetic, cell biology, molecular and biochemical approaches with various model systems including Drosophila, mice, and cell cultures to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlying related human diseases.
Position 1. The focus of this position is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying organ size control and tumorigenesis, with specific emphasis on understanding the molecular mechanisms of the Hippo signaling pathway and mTOR/Insulin signaling pathway. The project will be focused on characterization of novel growth regulators identified through our recent large-scale genetic screens.
Position 2. The focus of this position is to understand the molecular pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease. The project will be focused on in vitro molecular and cellular study of gene function in Parkinson's disease and in vivo Parkinson disease modeling including fly, mouse and human dopamine neuronal models.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Designing and executing research experiments:
  • Conduct studies of related literature and research to support the design of research projects;
  • Conduct molecular bench work and cell culture work;
  • Confocal/fluorescence microscopy analysis;
Data record and analysis:
  • Report project progress and data analysis;
  • Draft scientific manuscripts; 
Other duties:
  • Supervise technician, students, and undergraduates in the lab
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Recent PhD related to biological or biomedical sciences
  • Strong interests in the molecular basis of human diseases
  • Expertise in the areas of biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Ability to independently manage work and projects

  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 
  • Experience working with mice and mouse colonies
  • Background with fly genetics

  • APPOINTMENT TERMS
    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.
    TO APPLY
    Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494814 and upload a resumecover 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 May 16, 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.
    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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