Postdoctoral Fellow-Autophagy/Liver biology & Liver Diseases

University of Kansa Medical Center

Kansas City, KS

ID: 7122284
Posted: January 27, 2023
Salary / Pay Rate: $52,000
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A post-doctoral fellow position is immediately available at Dr. Wen-Xing Ding’s laboratory at The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). The Ding Lab studies the mechanisms of autophagy and organelle homeostasis (focusing on lysosome, mitochondria and ER) in lipid metabolism in tissue injury (liver, adipose, pancreas and brain) and tumorigenesis. The lab has tremendous expertise on organelle biology using unique mouse models in addition to primary cell culture. The Lab has established multiple engineered mouse model on autophagy, mitochondria dynamics and lysosome functions to investigate alcohol and diet-induced fatty liver disease and drug-induced liver injury as well as liver cancer. The Ding Lab has been very productive and some of the recent lab publications include: Gastroenterology 2018 (PMC6120772); Journal of Hepatology 2016 (PMC4143992); 2022a (PMC9449865); 2022b (PMC8858859); Hepatology 2023 (PMID: 35698731); Nature Communications 2022 (PMC9240011); Autophagy 2022 (PMC9298442). The full publication list from Ding Lab can be found at:
Candidates must have PhD who are motivated and independent with solid technical backgrounds in molecular biology, cellular imaging and animal experimentation are preferred. This position is renewable depending on productivity and interest. KUMC offer competitive NIH level salary with standard benefits. Kansas City is a very dynamic city in the middle west with great sports and BBQ food as well as very affordable living cost. Applicants should submit their CV with three reference letters, and brief descriptions of their current research and future objectives to Dr. Wen-Xing Ding at Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics. Email address: [email protected] For more details regarding the Lab Research please visit: