Multiple postdoctoral positions are available for highly motivated candidates in the laboratory of Dr. Bokai Zhu at the Aging Institute of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The Zhu lab recently discovered a cell-autonomous mammalian 12h ultradian clock that runs independently from the 24h circadian clock to coordinate 12h rhythms of genetic information flow and metabolism [Zhu et al., Cell Metabolism, 2017; Pan et al., PLoS Biology, 2020; Meng et al., Nature Communications, 2020 (in press)]. For his exceptional creativity, Dr. Zhu was recently awarded the highly competitive and prestigious NIH Director’s New Innovator Award in 2020. The Zhu lab is currently investigating the transcriptional/epigenetic regulation as well as the physiological/pathological functions of the 12h-clock, with an emphasis on its roles in maintaining hepatic metabolic homeostasis and preventing aging-associated diseases. In addition to the 12h-clock clock, the Zhu lab is also studying novel regulatory pathways of proteostasis and mRNA metabolism, as well as the endocrine signaling mediating inter-organ communications during aging and ER stress. A combination of state-of-the-art computational, biochemical, genetic, cellular, imaging and genomic approaches is currently utilized in the lab. For a detailed description of the research performed in Zhu lab, please visit http://www.bzhulab.com.
The search is primarily targeted towards scientists who recently finished their PhD. Start date is immediate and flexible. Candidates should ideally have received a doctoral degree no more than 3 years before the start date. Researchers with a passion in systemic and quantitative chronobiology, cell biology, metabolism and endocrinology, molecular biology, gene regulation and epigenetics are welcome to apply. Expertise in any of the following areas is highly valued:
• In vivo mouse circadian and hepatic metabolism techniques, including IP and tail vein injection techniques, CLAMS system to study energy expenditure, and various metabolic phenotyping.
• Molecular biology, biochemistry and experiences in the field of transcriptional regulation of gene expression, functional genomics, chromatin biology, epigenetics, with expertise in performing ChIP/CUT&RUN assay, generating and analyzing next-generation sequencing dataset, etc.
• Cell biology with expertise in quantitative imaging such as fluorescence time-lapse microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, and image analysis.
Pitt med is a national leader in biomedical research. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is currently ranked 14th in the category of research by U.S news. The medical school’s NIH funding level also ranks fifth in the nation.
To apply, please send a detailed CV and contact information of three referees to Dr. Bokai Zhu at BZHU@pitt.edu.
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