A postdoctoral position is available to join the laboratory of Richard Proia in the Genetics of Development and Disease Branch of NIDDK to study sphingolipid metabolism and signaling. Sphingolipids are a diverse group of cellular lipids that are key components of membranes and bioactive signaling molecules. They are critically involved in the development and function of vascular, immune and nervous systems. Defects in sphingolipid metabolism and signaling have been found to cause an expanding number of human diseases. We are studying how the sphingolipid metabolic and signaling pathways affect these biological and disease processes by developing novel methodologies, including live animal imaging and CRISPR/CAS9 genetic screening techniques. Additional information about the lab can be found at http://www.niddk.nih.gov/about-niddk/staff-directory/intramural/richard-proia/Pages/research-summary.aspx.
Candidates should have a PhD in the biomedical sciences with less than 5 years postdoctoral experience. Experience in molecular biology, cell biology, mouse biology, and bioinformatics is desirable.
Please send a cover letter with a brief description of research experience and interests, CV, and names of three references to:
Richard L. Proia, Ph.D.
Chief, Genetics of Development and Disease Branch
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH
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