Postdoctoral Fellow position in microbiome and alcohol research

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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):

– Less than 1 yr since 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:

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