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Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

The UConn Health School of Medicine is seeking a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow. The successful candidate will work on several prospective cohort studies examining the potential risk factors of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Cardiovascular Diseases as well as some omics studies (such as, metabolomics, proteomics). The position will have close collaboration with Brown University, Tufts Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.

Responsibilities will include literature review, data management and programming, descriptive analysis and advanced statistical modeling, poster and manuscript preparation, and development of new grant proposals.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements include a PhD / ScD / DrPH in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or other quantitative fields. Individuals with the following skills are encouraged to apply: background in public health or clinical research, excellent statistical and analytic skills (e.g. advanced programming skills using SAS, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, etc.), and strong oral and written communication skills. Experience with large cohort studies, knowledge in omics study, and analytical skills using R is preferred.

The initial appointment will be 2-3 years with possible renewal subject to performance and funding availability. Preference will be given for someone who can commit to at least 2 years. Interested persons should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for 3 references to: Dr. Bing Lu , Professor in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences.

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. 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 allows for convenient travel via train or car to other major cities in the Northeast.

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer

The University of Connecticut (UConn) 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 doctoral studies with a background in health services research, implementation science, substance use/addiction, or behavioral health.

The post‐doctoral fellow will work on projects under the direction of Dr. Megan O’Grady, Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences. Dr. O’Grady’s research and evaluation program aims to improve the system of care for and prevention of substance use disorders and focuses on three main areas: 1) implementation of integrated care practices, 2) development and implementation of technology tools for health and addiction care settings, and 3) quality improvement and systems-level interventions. In addition, Dr. O’Grady serves as a lead on the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Center for Prevention Evaluation and Statistics (CPES) at UConn Health which supports the State in identification, collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data pertaining to substance use prevention, mental health, and health disparities.

Fellow responsibilities and project assignments will vary depending on the fellow’s interests and professional development goals, but may include: collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, developing and leading manuscripts, engagement with study academic, policy and practice partners, and contributing to new grant development. There will be opportunities to engage with state agencies, health systems, community-based organizations, and academic partners within and outside of UConn.

Priority is for applicants with: a) documented evidence of scholarship in health services research, implementation science, substance use/addiction, or behavioral health (e.g., publications, presentations, grant submissions), b) excellent scientific writing ability, c) interpersonal skills that foster collaboration, and d) the ability to produce verbal and written communications appropriate for a range of audiences (e.g., academic, treatment/prevention providers, government partners). Skills and/or desire to learn in the following areas preferred: qualitative interviewing and analysis, mixed methods approaches, implementation science.

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 Spring or Summer 2022 (doctoral degree must be in hand by start date), with exact start date negotiable.

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

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.

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 allows for convenient travel via train or car to other major cities in the Northeast.
UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.

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 viral genome replication in two major families of viruses: the Coronaviruses (primarily SARS-CoV-2) and the Herpesviruses (primarily HSV and HCMV). 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:
Weller lab
Wright lab

Applicants should be recent Ph.D. graduates in the Life Sciences or Physical Sciences and have experience working with 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 Weller lab also works closely with the laboratory of Dr. Dennis Wright in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut Storrs. The division brings together a wide range of expertise in drug discovery including chemical synthesis, screening, biochemistry, cell biology and structural biology disciplines. The Pharmacology/Toxicology group within Pharmaceutical Sciences provides expertise regarding in vivo analysis of potential lead compounds, and the Pharmaceutics group provides expertise in solubility and formulation.

The core facilities at UConn (Farmington and Storrs) are among the best in the nation. These include nuclear magnetic resonance, structural biology, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK), high throughput screening (HTS), flow cytometry & confocal microscopy, DNA sequencing, calorimetry, mass spectrometry and tissue culture, proteomics, and many others. Of particular relevance to the medicinal chemistry and drug discovery programs are the DMPK, HTS, structural biology and MARS cores. 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.

Postdoctoral Position in Center on Aging

Posted: November 15, 2021

The UConn Center on Aging in 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 in psychology or related field with a strong research record in neurocognitive disorders (Alzheimer’disease and related dementia, mild cognitive impairment), and/or mood disorders, and/or aging. This post-doctoral fellow will work on projects under the direction of Dr. Breno Satler Diniz, Associate Professor of Psychiatry.

Dr. Diniz is looking for a motivated postdoc to work on a NIH-funded projects aimed at understanding the molecular mechanisms associated with major depression and cognitive dysfunction in older adults. UConn Health is a major research University and the largest public Biomedical research University in Connecticut. The institution harbors first-rate core facilities which include flow cytometry, proteomics, genomics and bioinformatics cores relevant to this project. Applicants must have a PhD in psychology or related fields. Previous research experience with investigations about the molecular mechanisms of neurocognitive disorder and/or major depressive disorder is an asset. The position is for 12 months initially, and renewable depending on performance. The successful candidate will receive training in professional and personal development, grant writing, research collaboration, presentation and publication of results, outreach, and mentoring. There will be opportunities for development of additional research projects and proposal development related to the broader project goals.

The salary is equivalent to the NIH stipends fellowship levels and benefits including health insurance. The start date is flexible, but an early start would be preferable. Applications should include: (i) brief cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) a brief description of past research accomplishments, (iv) the names and contact information of two references. Please forward to diniz@uchc.edu.

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

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.

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