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Summary:

A position is available to conduct studies and receive training in alcohol research with a focus on the gut-brain axis and the gut microbiome. This collaborative effort involving the UConn Alcohol Research Center, the Laboratory of Microbiome Science in Department of Medicine, and Jackson Laboratory will investigate the role of the gut microbiome in excessive alcohol consumption in mice and humans, and its contribution to varying treatment response. The research will integrate multi-OMICS, experimental and clinical approaches.

The position is supported by the NRSA-funded T32 Institutional Research Training Program at UConn Health. It offers the NRSA stipend, health insurance, and funds for conferences and mini-courses. The fellow will have the opportunity to be trained on next generation sequencing technology, bioinformatics, microbiome, animal behavior biology and clinical trials. He/she will also attend seminars in alcohol research offered by the Program.

Basic requirements (the candidate must meet basic requirement to apply):

– Ph.D in Psychology, Microbiology or Molecular Biology or related disciplines
– Interest in an alcohol research career
– US citizen or permanent resident

Other requirements:
– Knowledge and familiarity of approaches in either microbiome/microbiology or alcohol research
– Have a good publication record
– Ability to design experiments and effectively perform experiments and trouble shooting
– Good written and verbal communication skills
– Ability to effectively interact with researchers from a diverse research background
Special instructions to applicants:
Interested persons should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references to Dr. Yanjiao Zhou: yazhou@uchc.edu.

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PwD employer.

The UConn Health School of Medicine is seeking a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow. The person filling this position will be an exceptional scholar with a strong background and interest in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology and programs and policies to promote maternal and child health equity.
Applicants must have completed or expect to soon complete a doctoral degree in epidemiology, public health, psychology, or a related field. This post-doctoral fellow will work on research and evaluation projects under the direction of Dr. Shayna Cunningham, Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences.

Responsibilities will vary but may include: collecting and managing data, analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, writing manuscripts, and contributing to the development of new grant proposals. Opportunities are possible for engagement with other UConn Health faculty and external academic, community, practice, and policy partners.

Priority will be given to applicants with a track record of publication in the peer-reviewed literature and grant writing experience. Desired skills include:
– Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
– Knowledge of study design and statistical techniques commonly used in epidemiologic, behavioral, and health services research, or related fields.
– Experience analyzing prospective cohort and complex survey data.
– Experience with mixed methods approaches and qualitative analysis.
– Interpersonal skills that foster collaboration.
– Strong oral and written communication skills.
– Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
– Experience with community-based participatory research is an asset.

The position will be located within the school’s Department of Public Health Sciences. Department
faculty maintain vibrant extramural research and service programs that reflect extensive associations
with national, state and regional health agencies (https://health.uconn.edu/public‐health‐sciences).

This is a 12-month full-time position. The position could last for up to three years. Preference will be given for someone who can commit to at least 2 years. Expected start date would be Fall 2021/Spring 2022 (doctoral degree must be in hand by start date).

Interested persons should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of and contact
information for 3 references to Shayna Cunningham, Ph.D., M.H.S., Assistant Professor at
scunningham@uchc.edu.

About UConn School of Medicine: The UConn School of Medicine (https://medicine.uconn.edu) is part of the University of Connecticut Health Center, a vibrant integrated academic medical center. The Health Center’s 206‐acre campus is located in the historic community of Farmington about 8 miles west of
Hartford. The location near Hartford allows for convenient and fast travel via train or car to other
major cities in the Northeast.

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is recruiting a full‐time Post‐Doctoral Fellow. The
person filling this position will have recently completed or expect to soon complete their doctoral
studies with a strong research record in health services research and/or implementation science with
an emphasis on addiction treatment or a related field. This post‐doctoral fellow will work on projects
under the direction of Dr. Megan O’Grady, Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences
(https://facultydirectory.uchc.edu/profile?profileId=O%27Grady‐Megan).

The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to research and evaluation projects aimed at improving the
system of care for substance use disorders. Responsibilities will vary but may include: collection and
analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, developing manuscripts, engagement with study
academic, policy and practice partners, and contributing to new grant development. Some travel to
New York City and New York State project sites may be required (once allowable in the future). Priority
is for applicants with: documented evidence of scholarship in addiction/health services areas (e.g.,
publications, presentations, grant submissions), experience working on federal grants, excellent
scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills, interpersonal skills that foster
collaboration, and the ability to produce verbal and written communications appropriate for a range of
audiences (e.g., scholarly, treatment providers, government partners). Academic skills in the following
areas required: knowledge of a range of research methodologies and analysis approaches including
mixed methods, qualitative, and advanced quantitative analysis (e.g., multilevel modeling), and
capability using statistical packages (e.g., NVivo, Atlas.ti, SPSS, SAS). Distinct interest and knowledge of
substance use disorder intervention and treatment and implementation science
frameworks/approaches is preferred.

The position will be located within the school’s Department of Public Health Sciences. Department
faculty maintain vibrant extramural research and service programs that reflect extensive associations
with national, state and regional health agencies (https://uconn.edu/public‐health‐sciences).

This is a full‐time (12‐month) position. The position can last for up to three years. Preference will be
given for someone who can commit to at least 2 years. Expected start date would be on or after July
1st, 2021 (doctoral degree must be in hand by start date). Opportunities are possible for: conference
travel, engagement with other UConn Health faculty and external academic, community, practice, and
policy partners, contributing to development of federal grant applications, and publishing in academic
journals.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of and contact
information for 3 references to Megan O’Grady, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at ogrady@uchc.edu.

The UConn School of Medicine is part of the University of Connecticut Health Center, a vibrant
integrated academic medical center. The Health Center’s 206‐acre campus is located in the historic
community of Farmington about 8 miles west of Hartford. The location near Hartford allows for
convenient and fast travel via train or car to other major cities in the Northeast.

An NIH funded postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the Rosenberg lab located in the Center for Molecular Oncology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington CT. The Rosenberg lab uses biochemical, genetic and immunological approaches to study early neoplastic changes in the colon and how these alterations can be exploited for developing novel cancer prevention approaches. Our work involves state-of-the-art applications of a variety of ‘omics’ analyses, including metabolomics, genomics and proteomics, methods that will be particularly important to the newly launched clinical and pre-clinical study of pro- and pre-biotics. In collaboration with microbiologists at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, we are examining how microbial changes within the gut lumen can be exploited for colon cancer prevention. We also routinely use a variety of mouse and rat models of colorectal cancer to study chemoprevention. We are looking for a highly focused and mechanistically-driven post-doctoral scientist interested in the treatment and prevention of colorectal cancer. Please see some of our recent publications (listed below) for more information: https://facultydirectory.uchc.edu/profile?profileId=Rosenberg-Daniel

Applicants should be recent Ph.D. graduates in the Life Sciences and have experience working with human and mouse tissues, including immunohistological and molecular expertise. The ideal candidate will also have technical expertise in organoid and cell culture systems, biochemical assay design and application, familiarity with mouse models of cancer and an interest in developing a skill set in bioinformatics analysis.

The CMO has an active faculty working in diverse areas, including DNA repair, bone and mineral biology and endocrine neoplasia. The CMO has outstanding core facilities for cancer research. Postdoctoral Fellows are employees of the UConn School of Medicine and receive a generous benefits package including health insurance, retirement contributions, paid vacation and up to 12 days of paid sick leave per year.
Interested applicants should send a single PDF file that includes a cover letter summarizing their research training and accomplishments, a personal statement of scientific interests and goals, current CV with recent publications, and contact information for three references to Dr. Daniel W. Rosenberg at rosenberg@uchc.edu

An NIH funded postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the Weller lab in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington CT. The Weller lab uses biochemical, biophysical and molecular genetic approaches to study the mechanisms and enzymology of DNA replication in Herpes Simplex Virus. We also use structural and mechanistic insights to drive development of novel antiviral drugs in collaboration with Dr. Dennis Wright Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy at UConn Storrs. We are looking for curious and mechanistically minded scientists interested in viral replication and drug discovery. Please see some of our recent publications listed below for more information: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/sandra.weller.1/bibliography/public/

Applicants should be recent Ph.D. graduates in the Life Sciences or Physical Sciences and have experience working with biomolecules including nucleic acids and proteins. The ideal candidate will have technical expertise in protein expression and purification, nucleic acid biochemistry, assay development and enzymology and biophysical methodology for protein/ligand interactions.

MBB has a vibrant, active collaborative faculty working in diverse areas, including DNA replication/repair, protein homeostasis, microbiology/infectious diseases, structural biology (X-ray crystallography and NMR), computational biology, and drug discovery. The MBB department hosts outstanding core facilities for structural biology (NMR and X-ray Crystallography), biophysical analysis and EM. Postdoctoral fellows are employees of UConn School of Medicine and receive a generous benefits package including health insurance, retirement contributions, paid vacation and up to 12 days of paid sick leave per year.

Interested applicants should send a single PDF file that includes a cover letter summarizing their research training and accomplishments, a personal statement of scientific interests and goals, current CV with recent publications, and contact information for three references to Dr. Sandra Weller at Weller@uchc.edu

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral student to join our research group. The central focus of work evolves around a new NIH initiative called HuBMAP, which seeks to develop a spatial biomolecular atlas of different human tissue types. Our focus will be to develop a highly defined 3D molecular atlas for the different cell types that comprise bone tissue. You will become part of a team that will develop and use advanced spatial gene expression and imaging techniques to characterize human bone tissue. Further, you will have the opportunity to interact with other consortium members nationwide.

Interested candidates should have a strong background in molecular and cell biology. Candidates that have a strong background in computational approaches to analyze gene expression data will also be considered. This position is supported by NIH funding. Postdoctoral fellows at the health center belong to a union, are well compensated, and receive additional benefits.

To apply for this position, please email: pmaye@uchc with a current CV, statement of research interests and goals, and the names and contact information for three references. Please include postdoctoral applicant in the subject line.

Peter Maye, PhD
Department of Reconstructive Sciences
School of Dental Medicine
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

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