Research Fellow, Internal Medicine, Molecular Medicine, Aging
A postdoctoral fellow position is available in a well-funded, multidisciplinary environment at the Department of Internal Medicine-Molecular Medicine at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, North Carolina, USA in the Dr. Yadav’s lab. Doctorate degree required. The laboratory (https://school.wakehealth.edu/Faculty/Y/Hariom-Yadav) investigates role of microbiota in gut-brain axis in aging-related diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, obesity and diabetes. The current research emphasizes in understanding the mechanisms by which gut microbiota and its metabolites contribute in abnormalities developed in the gut during aging. Specifically, we are investigating the role of G-couple protein receptors that senses gut microbiota metabolites in gut and brain thus contributes in bad health of in older people, on the same time looking ways to modulate these mechanisms in a way to reverse abnormalities in older gut and improve health-span of older people. We uses cutting edge technologies and state-of-art transgenic mouse models investigating such host-microbe interactions pertinent to gut-brain axis.
We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic, hardworking, detail-oriented, and collaborative applicant who can efficiently work in a fast-paced environment. High level of independence, the ability to think critically and good writing skills are expected. The applicants with experience in aging, metabolic, immunological, neurodegenerative, and neuroscience research will be preferred. Fellow will be expected to perform experiments, acquire and analyze data, integrate the current literature into experimental design and manuscripts, apply for research funding, and attend and present data at departmental and national scientific meetings. The post-doc is also expected to mentor graduate students and develop independent research trajectories within the laboratory to launch an independent research career. Dr. Yadav’s lab and the Wake Forest School of Medicine provides excellent training and collaborative environment for research.
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