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Postdoctoral Fellow

Augusta University

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Nutrient and Energy Metabolism

Department of Physiology
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta University

The Department Physiology at The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University invites applications for a highly motivated full-time postdoctoral research scholar position in the lab of Dr. Weiqin Chen ( ).The research in my laboratory is directed toward understanding mechanisms that regulate nutrient and energy metabolism, and how they become reprogrammed in obesity, lipodystrophy, and cardiometabolic diseases. We are specifically interested in the following areas: (1) Adipose biology and energy balance in obesity and lipodystrophy; (2) Cardiac substrate utilization in heart failure; (3) Lipid metabolism in liver pathophysiology. Using in vitro molecular/cellular biology approaches, a combination of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, CRISP/Cas9-mediated genome editing, and state-of-the-art in vivo mouse physiology analyses, we aim to define the pathological alterations of metabolic communication in diseases including obesity, diabetes, and their associated liver and heart diseases. Ultimately, we aim to identify targets and design therapeutics for these diseases.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in biomedical sciences. Applicants with a doctoral degree in another discipline may be considered if they possess adequate skills to conduct biomedical research. Preferred skills and experiences include animal genetics, molecular biology, cell signaling, and metabolism. Prior experience in adipose tissue, metabolism, or heart disease is a plus.

To apply for this position, please apply through Job Id# 258129. You can also directly send your CV and contact information to Dr. Weiqin Chen at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To be considered candidates must apply using the Augusta University job link.

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