Summary of Position: A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the Mashek Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics. The successful applicant will be involved in numerous studies focusing on nutrient sensing signaling networks (SIRT1, PPAR/PGC1, etc.), lipid droplet biology, and autophagy/lipophagy. These pathways are studied in variety of contexts including their role in aging and the etiology of metabolic diseases (NAFLD, insulin resistance/Type 2 Diabetes and cancer). A multidisciplinary approach combining biochemistry, cell biology, imaging, etc. will be employed. ? ?80% - ?Laboratory Research: Basic biochemical and molecular biology techniques (cloning, mutagenesis, etc.), protein expression and purification, confocal microscopy, cell culture, proteomics, mouse studies.?
?10% - Research Communication: Manuscript preparation, oral presentations, and grant writing in support of research.
10% - Monitoring: Train and mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in a biochemistry or related discipline.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with one or more of the following; confocal microscopy, protein expression and purification, cloning, animal husbandry and genotyping.
Restrictions: Limited to a period of three years up to five, depending on training needs. The individual may be immediately post-degree or returning for additional training, updating, and retooling. Limited to fields for which post-degree training is necessary for career entry. Post-doctoral associates cannot be appointed on sponsored institutional training grants, sponsored individual fellowship or training awards. If the possibility of a training grant or fellowship arises then a new job title/job code would have to be established to change the appointment to a Post-doctoral Fellow. Post-doctoral associates are University of Minnesota employees. They are receiving additional training while also performing services for the University, for which they are compensated.
Note: These are not positions to which permanent residency can be granted for international appointees.
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