Post-doctoral Research Associate
- University of Louisville
- Location: Louisville, KY
- Job Number: 7104162
- Posting Date: Jun 28, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionTwo NIH-funded postdoctoral research associate positions are available immediately in Dr. Wenke Feng’s laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. The research group is a highly productive and dynamic research team in the NIH-funded Alcohol Research Center and COBRE Center. The Feng Laboratory investigates intestinal mechanisms that regulate liver disease phenotypes and microbiome-based therapy responses using state-of-the-art experimental approaches, including single-cell sequencing, multi-omics, intestinal organoid culture, gut microbiome transplant, extracellular vesicles, and other genetic and molecular biology approaches to understand the role of gut microbiome, intestinal barrier integrity and bile acid homeostasis in the liver diseases. Our goal is to develop microbiome-based therapy to treat/prevent liver diseases and neurological disorders. We are seeking ambitious and outstanding postdocs who are interested in studying the following research areas:
(1) Non-coding RNAs in intestinal homeostasis
(2) Multi-omics of intestinal and liver with emphasis of gut contents
(3) Mechanisms of intestinal bile acid regulation and immunoregulation of antimicrobial peptides
(4) Regulation and application of extracellular vesicles from host and bacteria
(5) Probiotic application and mechanisms of actions.
University of Louisville provides NIH scale salary for postdoctoral associates. Motivated applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and research experience in molecular biology, pathophysiology, or nutrition-related biomedical research. Experience in liver and intestine research is desired, but not required. The applicants are expected to be independent, highly motivated with strong drive to succeed, capable to be in change of all aspects of their projects and team players. Recent related publication in the research group can be found in Pubmed: Hepatology 2022 PMID: 3568910; Cells 2021 PMID: 34943840; Hepatol Commun 2021 PMID: 34027273; J Pathol 2020 PMID: 33245573; Hepatology 2020 PMID: 331571251; Mol Metab 2019 PMID: 31668386, J Nutr Biochem 2020 PMID: 31760308; J Hepatol 2018 PMID: 29803899.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV and contact information of three references including a PHD mentor to Dr. Wenke Feng at [email protected]