Date Posted: May 15, 2019
A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Anton Bennett in the Department of Pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Bennett is co-Director of the Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism at Yale Medical School. The available projects will be related to the study of protein tyrosine phosphatases in metabolism with emphasis on skeletal muscle function. However, other areas of protein tyrosine phosphatase function in metabolic signaling are of interest and being pursued.
Successful candidates will be expected to conduct independent research with a highly collaborative team of researchers. There are several projects available that target the role of protein tyrosine phosphatases in skeletal muscle in metabolism from various perspectives. These include the role of protein tyrosine phosphatases in regulating metabolism in exercise, how protein tyrosine phosphatases are involved in regulating muscle stem cell function and muscle regeneration, and the role of protein tyrosine phosphatases in skeletal muscle diseases. The projects will involve the combined use of mouse genetics, cell biology, phosphoproteomics and biochemical approaches as well as the use of novel screening technologies.
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in the areas of metabolism, physiology and broadly cell signaling. Research experience in the areas of animal work and biochemistry will be highly desirable. Applicants should submit materials that include the following:
1. Cover letter indicating current and future research interests and expected start date.
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Brief summary of previous research experience (1-2 pages)
4. Names and contact information for 3 references