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Postdoctoral Scholar- Gastroenterology

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, Gastroenterology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar- Gastroenterology

Position Details

Position Description

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Rotonya Carr in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at the University of Washington. This is a full-time position on an annual 12-month service period (July 1-June 30th) appointment.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.

The Carr Lab focuses on understanding the mechanisms of insulin resistance in alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases.  We use in vitro and in vivo mouse models to investigate the regulation of lipid droplet proteins and their pathogenic role in hepatic disease progression.

Responsibilities will include developing cell culture and in-vivo models to examine the regulation of lipid droplet proteins and mechanisms of insulin resistance in alcoholic and related liver diseases.  These projects will extend into the creation of transgenic mouse models to further interrogate these mechanisms.  Daily responsibilities will additionally include relevant literature reviews and instructing and mentoring lab personnel.  The fellow will also be required to give research talks and have a role in general lab management when needed. 


The ideal candidate will be expected to develop and pursue independent research questions within this overall framework. We seek a highly motivated and creative individual with a record of scientific productivity who is able to work independently and as part of a team.  Ideal candidates must have a PhD or foreign equivalent and 0-2 years of postdoctoral training. The successful candidate will have experience in cellular and molecular biology, lipid metabolism and development of genetic models. 


Please submit your cover letter and CV via Interfolio; for questions please contact Rotonya Carr, MD

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