A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Yong-Hee Patricia Chun, in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for a highly motivated scientist. The goal of this position is to support NIH-funded studies and to provide training in enamel formation.
Our ongoing research focus on enamel formation in health and disease aims to understand the pathogenesis of Molar Incisor hypomineralization, a highly prevalent disorder in enamel formation found in children. In vivo and in vitro model systems are integrated with histology, next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics tools, and imaging and mapping of mineral and proteins.
The selected candidate will perform highly interdisciplinary and collaborative scientific research to explore enamel proteins and their degradation and endocytosis in enamel hypomineralization. Studies will include gene programs regulated by the crosstalk of different signaling pathways.
Our approach to postdoctoral training offers interactions with research mentors, scientists from multiple disciplines and career development opportunities. The fellow will be engaged in manuscript and grant writing.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the largest university incorporating health sciences in South Texas. The School of Dentistry is one out of three dental schools in Texas. San Antonio offers a friendly environment at reasonable cost of living.
Applicants with a PhD in a relevant discipline and with an exemplary background are invited to apply.
Candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a letter outlining interests and career goals, representative publications, and contact information for three references. Material can be sent by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail to Yong-Hee P. Chun, Department of Periodontics, MC 7894, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229.