Two federally-funded, full-time postdoctoral fellow positions are immediately available in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA. The major research interests of our lab (https://med.uth.edu/bmb/laboratories/chen/ ) include circadian rhythms, metabolic aging and neurodegenerative diseases. In one major area of research, we previously identified clock-modulating compounds and demonstrated a role of circadian enhancement against metabolic disease and aging (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012, 109:101; Cell Metab. 2016, 23:610; Nat Comm. 2019, 10:3923). Moving forward, we aim to deepen our investigation into the regulatory function of circadian rhythms (including sleep cycles) in aging and age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. We will employ an integrative approach, combining molecular/cellular methodologies, mouse models, dietary/pharmacological interventions and omics. Circadian regulation in aging is an exciting new field, and success in these studies will have profound basic and translational impact.
Highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree, preferably recently obtained, are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated publication record and solid background in broadly-defined relevant areas. Working experience with laboratory mice is desirable. The candidate should also be proficient with English, and have the personality and professionalism to work productively in a team setting. However, all candidates will be considered. Competitive salary/benefits in line with NIH standards will be offered based on qualification.
The successful applicant will be working in a highly active research department at McGovern Medical School located within the renowned Texas Medical Center (TMC). The city of Houston also offers a comfortable lifestyle and ample career opportunities. To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three referees to Prof. Jake Chen (email@example.com).
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is an EEO/AA Employer. M/F/D/V. This is a security sensitive position and thereby subject to Education Code §51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate.