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Post Doctoral Associate
Job Number: 2020-36313
Category: Post Doc
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Molecular Medicine - W400900
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 86
Union Code: Non Union Position-W63-Residents/Post Docs
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: Sept. 2, 2021

The University of Massachusetts Medical School


Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoc position, Guertin Lab, UMass Medical School, Nutrient Sensing, Signaling, Metabolic Disease, Cancer.  We invite outstanding candidates interested in an interactive and enthusiastic team environment to apply for a post-doctoral position to investigate nutrient sensing pathways relevant to metabolic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes and Cancer.  Our goal is to understand how metabolic dysregulation promotes disease and to advance therapeutic strategies that improve fitness and healthspan. 

Projects are aimed at understanding cell and organ metabolism and organ-to-organ communication with a particular focus on nutrient-sensing signaling mechanisms and metabolic hubs such as brown fat, white fat, liver and brain.  Approaches include combining state-of-the-art techniques in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry and imaging with mammalian genetics, metabolomics, and in vivo isotope tracing. 



Education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • D. in biological science or related discipline
  • Strong work ethic, highly motivated to apply skills towards solving biological problems
  • Excellent analytical skills and independent judgement
  • Highly collegial and works well on a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate with precision and tact
  • Meticulous record keeping, proficiency with databases
  • Experience in signaling, metabolism, metabolomics, animal models a plus


To Apply:


Applicants should submit the following materials by email to Prof. David Guertin at a letter describing current research activities and your interest in this position, a CV (including a complete list of publications), and contact information for three references, one of which should be your Ph.D. advisor.


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