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Post-Doctoral Fellow
Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan
Date Posted 02/26/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number
Position Title
Post-Doctoral Fellow  
Number of Vacancies
06 - School of Medicine  
Primary Department
H0656-Center Molecular Medicine/Genetics  
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
The laboratory of James Granneman at Wayne State University School of Medicine has positions available for postdoctoral fellows in the area of metabolic disease research. Research will be conducted in the new Integrative Bioscience Center (, which contains state of-the-art facilities and a highly collaborative research environment.
Two NIH-funded research programs are currently being pursued:
1) Analysis of lipolytic protein trafficking. This project uses novel pharmacological, genetic, and biophysical tools to investigate evolutionarily-conserved mechanism of lipolysis in adipose tissue, muscle, liver and cancer cells (Cell Metabolism 22:852, 2015; J
Pharmacol Exp Ther. 363:367, 2017; Mol Metab 7:57.
2) Analysis of cellular plasticity in adipose tissues. This project uses genetic tracing, histology, and single cell functional genomics to address mechanism of cellular plasticity and function in adipose tissues (Cell Metabolism 28:300, 2018; FASEB J 29:286, 2015; Cell
Metabolism 18:355, 2013)
Job duties will be as follows:
* Perform scientific techniques or research protocols. Assist the Principal Investigator in designing and performing protocols. Design and perform experiments. Collect and log research data. Participate in implementing research objectives, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and protocol guidelines. Assist other lab members with experiments as required. May mentor and supervise research assistants and students.
* Prepare and present presentations regarding research project results for professional, scientific and academic conferences. Summarize and organize data results for submittal to academic and scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Write scientific manuscripts and other documents for publication. Fact-check, proofread, and edit research documents to ensure accuracy.
* Participate in the scientific activities of the Center for Integrative Metabolic and Endocrine Research (CIMER), including data and journal clubs
* With the assistance of the mentor, find and write research grants with the goal of obtaining additional research grant funding. Responsibilities may also include coordinating correspondence with applicants and grantees, acknowledging receipts of proposals, and maintaining a system to track proposals.
* Maintain the laboratory work areas including routine maintenance on laboratory equipment as required. Order and organize required research supplies and records. Maintain cleanliness and organization of work station.
* Perform other related duties as assigned.
Unique Duties
PhD or equivalent in Biology, Pharmacology, or related field.
3-4 years job related experience (can include doctorate training). Must have distinguished themselves in research. Prior recipient of funding for research based on individual achievements.
Ability to work independently. Ability to secure grants and funding for research. Ability to collect, analyze, summarize and interpret research findings in reports and communicate results to the field. Knowledge of and experience with current scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills.
Preferred Qualifications
Successful applicant will have experience and interest in metabolic disease research with laboratory experience in one or more areas that include: cell biology, molecular biology, adipose tissue biology,
pharmacology, and quantitative imaging.
Preference will be given to applicants who are eligible for NIH fellowships.
Testing Requirements
Not Applicable  
Test Scheduling
Working Conditions
Typical work environment may include a laboratory and/or office environment. May require working non-standard business hours including evenings and weekends. May be required to travel to scientific conferences.  
Job Type
Job Category
Academic Administration  

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Reposting Reason:
Supercedes Previous Posting  

Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.  
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