A post-doctoral associate position is available in the field of macronutrient metabolism, mitochondrial energetics and fatty liver disease. Projects will involve understanding the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the pathophysiology of liver disease. The laboratory uses a variety of techniques including stable isotope based metabolic profiling by mass spectrometry, live cell imaging and various measures of molecular mechanisms. Research will include studies in cultured cells and diet-induced and transgenic rodent models of insulin resistance and fatty liver disease.
We seek outstanding scientists with a Ph.D. in the broad areas of nutrition, biochemistry and metabolism. Only candidates who are currently legally able to work in the US will be considered for this position.
Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in investigating mechanisms of metabolic disease, utilizing animal models and cell culture systems of insulin resistance/obesity/type 2 diabetes. Training in mass spectrometry is highly desirable. Knowledge in a variety of molecular techniques to investigate cellular metabolism is highly desirable. Candidates with strong interdisciplinary training in the areas of biochemistry, nutrition and metabolism are encouraged to apply.
Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Fringe benefits are offered.
Applicants must apply through eTerp at https://ejobs.umd.edu/. Candidates should upload CV and cover letter with a brief description of previous research experience and contact information of three professional references.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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