Available Postdoctoral Positions

Genetics of Fatty Liver Disease

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Drs. Helen H. Hobbs and Jonathan C. Cohen at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) in Dallas. The candidate will study the molecular and metabolic mechanisms underlying fatty liver disease. The overall goal of the project is to determine how genetic variants and environmental stressors trigger inflammatory and fibrotic responses that lead to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The candidate will have the opportunity to integrate human genetics with basic cell and molecular biology approaches using animal models and human tissues.

A Ph.D., M.D. and/or equivalent doctoral degree with experience in cellular and molecular biology is essential. The candidate will also be provided with significant training in various technologies (CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genetic manipulation, lipid mass spectrometry, single-cell sequencing), as well as significant mentoring to facilitate their transition to an independent research career.

Interested individuals are encouraged to forward a curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and a statement of research interests and career goals to:

Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75390-8591
Jonathan.Cohen@utsouthwestern.edu
Hobbs-Cohen Lab

(posted 2018-07)

Genetics of Eye Disease

A postdoctoral research opportunity in eye genetics is now available in the laboratory of V. Vinod Mootha, M.D., in the Department of Ophthalmology and the McDermott Center for Human Genetics, at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Our NIH funded lab aims to study the molecular genetic basis of Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy (the most common triplet repeat expansion disorder) as well as other inherited eye disorders. We are seeking a highly motivated fellow with a strong, proven publication record for a special opportunity to combine the new tools of genomics with functional studies. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and have strong molecular and cellular biology skills. Experience in generation of transgenic mouse models would be preferred. Qualified applicants should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests and goals, and contact information for three references to:

vinod.mootha@utsouthwestern.edu

V. Vinod Mootha, M.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75390-9057
Mootha Lab

(posted 2018-07)

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