first_imgPost-doctoral research position in Department of Medicine,Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, University ofMaryland, BaltimoreA full time Post-Doctoral research position is available in thelaboratory of Dr. Liqing Yu in the Department of Medicine, Divisionof Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition at the University ofMaryland School of Medicine in Baltimore as of March 1, 2020 (untilfilled). An MD, PhD or MD/PhD scientist is sought to study the roleof lipid metabolism in the pathogenesis of common metabolicdiseases associated with obesity, such as insulin resistance, fattyliver, and cardiovascular abnormalities. Using geneticallyengineered mouse models, the Yu lab has shown that brown adiposetissue lipid droplet lipolysis critically regulates white adiposetissue browning and adipose innervation. The major goal of thestudy is to molecularly define how lipid droplet lipolysisregulates metabolic/bioenergetic fuel selection and signalingpathways in adipocytes as well as how adipose lipolysiscommunicates with other organs including the central nervous systemto maintain whole-body thermogenesis, energy balance, and metabolichealth. The post-doc will need to perform experiments involvingtechniques in molecular and cell biology, single cell technologies,lipid analysis, murine models of diseases, animal physiology,metabolic phenotyping of mice, and atherosclerosis. Priorexperience in at least some of these techniques is required.Candidates should be highly motivated, be able to workindependently, have critical thinking abilities, and good writtenand oral English communication skills.Qualifications :Applicants should have a Ph.D. in life science or M.D., and haveresearch background in obesity/insulin resistance/diabetes, fattyliver disease, and/or cardiovascular disease.If interested, please email a CV, a short statement of researchinterests, and the names and contact information for threereferences to Liqing Yu at Email: [email protected] University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity,Affirmative Action employer encouraging excellence throughdiversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, andprotected veterans encouraged to apply.last_img read more