Postdoctoral Research Associate –Liew Lab, Department of Physiology and Biophysics

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Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS

Postdoctoral Research Associate –Liew Lab, Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Hiring Department: Physiology and Biophysics

Location:  Chicago, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1024794

Posting Close Date: 6/10/2024

About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Postdoctoral Research Associate –Liew Lab, Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Starting May 2024, a Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in an established laboratory in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at University of Illinois at Chicago. The research in the laboratory is centered on understanding how metabolic homeostasis is maintained at the physiological level and defining the pathological alterations in metabolic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and inflammation.

We are interested in defining molecular mechanisms by which hormonal and nutritional cues orchestrate metabolic physiology across tissues. A combination of cutting-edge tools will be employed, including biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, mouse genetics, genomics, metabolomics, proteomics, and endocrinology.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Principal Investigator and other research personnel to meet research objectives.
  • Perform Laboratory experiments.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data.
  • Maintain lab notebook and e-files with recorded data.
  • Publish original scientific research in peer-review journals.
  • Present research findings at national/international scientific conferences.
  • Other research lab related duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications
    Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. degree in physiology, molecular/cell biology, genetics, or a related field. Applicant should have strong self-motivation, solid basic science training background, experience with hypothesis-driven research, good written and oral scientific communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team-oriented environment. Prior experience with animal models, mouse survival surgery and multi-omics analysis are highly desirable. Preference will be given to those who have expertise in metabolism, immunology and/or bioinformatics.

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