Postdoctoral Fellows in Cell Metabolism, Diabetes & Fatty Liver Disease

Posted Date: 
Friday, October 26, 2018
Department: 
Molecular Medicine
Position Description: 

Where: Laboratory of Mengwei Zang, MD, PhD.
Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies/Department of Molecular Medicine
STRF-South Texas Research Facility
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio – San Antonio, TX

Nature of Work: Two POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS in Diabetes and Fatty Liver Disease

Two postdoctoral positions are available at Barshop Aging Institute of University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, a leading institute in aging research, to work in the areas of signal transduction, cell metabolism, obesity, diabetes, fatty liver disease, and aging. Our ongoing research focuses on the nutrient regulation of glucose/lipid metabolism and energy balance, as well as the identification of new therapeutic mechanisms for fatty liver disease, diabetes and aging-related metabolic disease published in high impact journals (Li Y, et al. Cell Metabolism, 2011; Gastroenterology, 2014; Luo T, et al. Diabetes, 2016, Chen H, et al, Hepatology, 2018). We generate a variety of genetically modified mouse models and human disease-related animal models including obesity, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and aging-related metabolic diseases. The ideal candidate are exceptionally motivated, creative, and committed to scientific discovery and have strong academic training in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, and animal models.

For more information of the research work of Zang laboratory, please visit http://molecularmedicine.uthscsa.edu/FAC_Research.aspx?facID=210; http://gsbs.uthscsa.edu/faculty/mengwei-zang-m.d.-ph.d

Position Requirements: 

Candidates with a strong background in metabolism, ER stress or autophagy biology are strongly encouraged to apply for the positions. To apply, please submit a cover letter to Dr. Mengwei Zang at zang@uthscsa.edu and attach: curriculum vitae, a one-page personal statement describing your scientific accomplishments and research interests, and contact information (including phone numbers) of three references.

How to Apply: 

To apply, please submit a cover letter to Dr. Mengwei Zang at zang@uthscsa.edu and attach: curriculum vitae, a one-page personal statement describing your scientific accomplishments and research interests, and contact information (including phone numbers) of three references.

Contact Name: 
Mengwei Zang
Contact Email: 
Deadline to Apply: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Job Number: 
118

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