Sep 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Summary A postdoctoral research position is available to study the molecular endocrine regulation of growth, metabolism, and body composition in poultry. Projects will include investigating the biological basis of improved performance in modern broilers, identification of molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating important performance traits in birds, and characterizing hormonal regulation of growth and body composition in birds. In addition, the postdoctoral associate will assist with a federally funded project defining mechanisms affecting post hatch growth in broiler chickens following premature induction of embryonic growth hormone. Research will include studies with live birds as well as cultured cells. The individual will be expected to independently conduct whole animal, cellular and molecular studies, coordinate sample collection and analysis, conduct data and sample analyses (bird performance, gene expression levels, hormone and metabolite assays, and intracellular signaling assays), perform statistical analysis of data, and prepare results for presentation at scientific meetings and publication in scientific journals. Additional duties will include reading scientifically relevant literature, writing and assisting with preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. Minimum Qualifications