Postdoctoral Position – Cell Biology, Metabolism
Job posting number: #7100368
Posted: May 18, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionA postdoctoral research position is available in cell biology and metabolism at the University of California Davis School of Medicine. We study newly identified genes that control mitochondrial function and adipocyte biology using cell culture models and genetic mouse models. This work is relevant to the clinical problems of obesity and diabetes.
We are recruiting talented Ph.D. graduates with interest in an academic career and excellent training in cell biology, biochemistry, or a similar field. It is critical to have strong skills in basic biochemistry and molecular biology techniques such as analysis of protein and gene expression, protein-protein interaction, and gene manipulation in cells. See the following recent papers for examples of the techniques commonly used:
Choi KM, Ryan KK, Yoon JC. Adipose mitochondrial complex I deficiency modulates inflammation and glucose homeostasis in a sex-dependent manner. Endocrinology. 2022; 163(4):bqac018.
Choi KM, Kim JH, Kong X, Isik M, Zhang J, Lim HW, Yoon JC. Defective brown adipose tissue thermogenesis and impaired glucose metabolism in mice lacking Letmd1. Cell Reports 2021; 37:110104.
The lab is located at the main university campus and has access to excellent collaborators, on-site mouse facilities, and research core facility support. This is an opportunity to play a lead role in exciting projects and make original discoveries that have implications for human health. Please email John Yoon, MD PhD at [email protected] with a CV, a cover letter summarizing research background and goals, and contact information for 3 references (address, phone, email).