Postdoctoral Research Associate

Employer
University of Connecticut
Location
Storrs Campus

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Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Search #: 495513
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associates

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.

The focus of the positions 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.

More information on our research can be found at: https://pnb.uconn.edu/person/jianzhong-yu/ and https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=_fVs16oAAAAJ&hl=en

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 technicians, students, and undergraduates in the lab.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • Ph.D. related to biological or biomedical sciences
    • Research experience in the areas of biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology
    • Ability to do independent management of the project
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Exceptional research productivity
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Experience with mouse work
    • Background with fly genetics

    APPOINTMENT TERMS

    These positions are full-time, 12-month appointments. The positions may be annually renewable based on performance, budget, and needs of the department and college.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

    TO APPLY

    Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495513, and upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. This job posting will be open until filled.

    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.

    All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

    The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

    The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

    Advertised: Aug 10 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close:

    Organization

    Working at UCONN

    The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

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    Telephone
    860-486-3034
    Location
    9 Walters Avenue
    Storrs
    Connecticut
    06269
    US

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