Postdoctoral Fellow Positions
Posted: June 24, 2022
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 the social/behavioral, public health, or health sciences. The postdoctoral fellowship will focus on projects that aim to improve the system of care for substance use disorders, including implementation of technology tools for health and addiction care settings, improving retention and use of evidence-based practices, and implementation of measurement-based care and quality improvement. Projects emphasize implementation science and state-academic partnerships.
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, developing and troubleshooting study protocols, 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) 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, d) ability to use statistical packages for quantitative and qualitative analysis (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Atlas.ti) and e) ability to produce verbal and written communications appropriate for a range of audiences. Skills and/or desire to learn in the following areas preferred: qualitative interviewing and analysis, mixed methods approaches, and implementation science.
This is a full‐time (12‐month) position. The position can last for up to three years. Start date is negotiable (doctoral degree must be in hand by start date).
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Megan O’Grady at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Posted: June 13, 2022
A postdoctoral position is available in a NIH funded laboratory with interest in elucidating pathogenic mechanisms of rare genetic bone disorders by multiple molecular and functional analyses in mouse models as well as patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).
Candidates must have PhD, MD/PhD, or MD and must be highly motivated.
The successful applicant will have strong background in BONE RESEARCH with technical expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, stem cell biology and signal transduction.
Our newly renovated laboratory is embedded in the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development at University of Connecticut Health within a vibrant research environment. We study molecular mechanisms of disease-related mutations with a current focus on osteoclast and osteoblast biology. We further test findings from mouse models in patient-specific iPS cell culture systems.
Candidates must be innovative, enthusiastic and have a solid background in at least one of the identified areas (bone biology, molecular biology, cell biology, stem cell biology or signal transduction) and must be motivated and capable to engage in other areas of expertise as required by the project. The dynamics of this research project requires the ability for multitasking, to work independently as well as collaboratively with other lab members and external collaborators. The candidate should be proficient in basic molecular biology techniques, including qPCR, histology, immunocytochemistry, immunohistochemistry, immunoblots, immunoprecipitation, sequencing, cloning, cell cultures and basic statistics etc.
Please send CV, statement of research interests and research accomplishments, and contact information for 3 references to:
I-Ping Chen, D.D.S, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut Health (UConn Health)
Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3705
Posted: April 25, 2022
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 air pollution and environmental health. The successful candidate will work on an interdisciplinary research project examining how an individual’s choices influence personal exposures to traffic-related air pollutants (TRAPs) and the corresponding acute health effects.
Applicants must have completed or expect to soon complete a doctoral degree in environmental health, environmental engineering, biostatistics, atmospheric sciences, or other quantitative fields. This post-doctoral fellow will work on research under the direction of Dr. Misti Levy Zamora, Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences.
Responsibilities will vary but may include: collecting data, analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, interacting with participants, writing manuscripts, and contributing to the development of new grant proposals. Opportunities are possible for engagement with other UConn Health faculty and external academic and community partners.
Priority will be given to applicants with a track record of publication in peer-reviewed literature, analytic skills (e.g., advanced programming skills using R or Matlab), and strong oral and written communication skills.
Other desired skills include:
– Experience with community-based participatory research
– Spatiotemporal exposure assessment methods
– Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
– Experience with mixed methods and regression methods
– Interpersonal skills that foster collaboration
– Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
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 (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. The expected start date would be Summer/Fall 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 Dr. Misti Levy Zamora at email@example.com.
About UConn School of Medicine: The UConn School of Medicine (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.
Equal Opportunity Employer: UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.
Postdoctoral Researcher Position on Antibiotic Persistence and Resistance in Polymicrobial Communities
Posted: February 15, 2022
The Mok Lab in the Department of Molecular Biology & Biophysics at UConn Health in Farmington, CT is seeking a motivated scientist for an NIH-funded postdoctoral position. Research in our lab is focused on investigating phenotypic changes and adaptive responses in bacteria that underlie antibiotic treatment failure. We use a range of molecular microbiology, biochemical, genetic, synthetic biology, and single-cell approaches in solving these problems. Successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a project centered on the impact of microbial interactions on antibiotic susceptibility of individual species in polymicrobial infections.
Interested and qualified applicants should send the following to Dr. Wendy Mok at firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) cover letter summarizing research training and accomplishments, scientific interests, and career goals, (2) current CV, (3) recent publications, and (4) contact for three references.
• A recent Ph.D. graduate in a relevant field (biochemistry, molecular biology, bioengineering, microbiology) with a strong record of research accomplishment
• Expertise in working with BSL-2 bacteria, molecular cloning, bacterial strain engineering, and assay development
• Excellent scientific communication skills and a passion for interdisciplinary research
About UConn Health:
UConn Health is a vibrant academic medical center that is home to our graduate school, medical school, and dental school. The Department of Molecular Biology & Biophysics maintains a strong tradition of collaborative and transdisciplinary research focused on elucidating the molecular bases of human diseases. The core facility at University of Connecticut’s Farmington and Storrs campuses are among the best in the nation, and include world-class genomics, microscopy, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry and proteomics, and nuclear magnetic resonance infrastructure, among others. UConn Health’s 206-acre campus is located in historic Farmington and is about 8 miles west of Hartford. This central location allows for convenient travel to University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs and 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.
Department of Public Health Sciences University of Connecticut School of Medicine Post‐Doctoral Fellow in Epidemiology
Posted: January 11, 2022
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
Postdoctoral Fellow Position on Mechanism of Viral Replication and Small Molecule Antiviral Drug Discovery for Corona and Herpesviruses
Posted: November 15, 2021
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:
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.
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