Post-Doctoral Fellow

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Job description

Position Type: Faculty

Requisition Number: F20170528

Title Descriptor: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Banner Classification Title: Post Doctoral Fellow

Recruiting Range: Commensurate with experience.

Department: Pharmacol & Physiol Science – D210

Job Description

Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Chakraborty Lab

Saint Louis University, a Catholic Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking candidates for a position that is immediately available for highly motivated individuals. THis position is in the Chakraborty laboratory, in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at the St. Louis University School of Medicine.

The group established that the inositol pyrophosphate generating enzyme IP6K1 is a novel target in obesity, diabetes, fatty liver and osteoporosis (Zhu et al. JCI 2016; Zhu et al. Mol. Metab. 2017; Ghoshal et al. Mol. Metab. 2016; Ghoshal et al. IJBC; 2016; Boregowda et al. Stem Cell. 2017; Chakraborty et al. Cell, 2010).

Research is ongoing to identify tissue-specific targets of IP6Ks and regulation of these enzymes in obesity, diabetes and aging. The lab is also interested in understanding physiological functions of uncharacterized proteins. The team identified novel proteins in the ubiquitin proteasome pathway and in mitochondria. Using primary/immortalized cells and mouse models, the lab attempts to determine functions of these enzymes in regulating protein-stability and mitochondrial functions in various diseases.

The applicant should have a Ph.D degree in Biology with extensive experience lab maintenance, record keeping, data processing and instrument management. He/she should also be able to perform biochemical, cell biological, molecular biological and mouse experiments by using cell culture, transient and stable transfection, virus generation, protein purification, confocal microscopy and immunoblotting and regular/QPCR techniques. Candidates with excellent communication and collaborative skills are desirable. Selected candidate must independently execute experiments.

How to apply

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current curriculum vitae to All other correspondence regarding this position can be sent to:

Stacy Smith
Business Manager
Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Science
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
1402 S. Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63104

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

Saint Louis University is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. It is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.