Posted: Mar 24, 2021

Post-Doctoral Associate

The University of Maryland - College Park, MD
Full-time
Application Deadline: Apr 22, 2021
Academic/Research

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL AND AVIAN SCIENCES

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION: Post-Doctoral Associate

Faculty/Staff, Non-Tenured, continuing contractual

Position # 126178

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

A post-doctoral associate position is available in the field of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and mitochondrial function. Projects will involve investigating various mechanisms regulating mitochondrial function during various physiological states and 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 measures to understand cellular molecular mechanisms. Research will include studies in cultured cells and diet-induced and transgenic rodent models of insulin resistance. Opportunities and training in experimental design, data analysis and processing, mentoring and laboratory management, grant writing and manuscript preparation are available through this position. 

Minimum Qualifications:

We seek outstanding scientists with a Ph.D. in the broad areas of animal science, nutrition, biochemistry and metabolism.

Preferences:

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 animal science, biochemistry, nutrition and metabolism are encouraged to apply.

Compensation:

Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Fringe benefits are offered.

Application:

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. Applicants can contact Nishanth E. Sunny, PhD., at [email protected] for more information about this position. 

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.