Postdoctoral Fellow

Position Details

Open Until Filled
New Orleans

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Drs. Liz Simon and Patricia Molina in the Department of Physiology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans. The project will investigate the mechanisms of metabolic dysregulation due to alcohol and SIV/HIV.  We use an integrative approach using animal models, human clinical data, cell culture and molecular biology techniques including but not limited to protein and gene expression, cloning, chromatic immunoprecipitation to elucidate the mechanisms. The project is supported by a National Institute of Health P60 Comprehensive alcohol research grant and the position will be funded by an NIAAA T32 grant. The successful applicant should be highly motivated and experienced with at least some of the techniques mentioned above and have research experience in metabolism and/or muscle physiology. Experience in epigenetics is desirable. The candidate will be expected to write fellowship grants during the postdoctoral tenure. The successful candidate will have strong letters of support and will be mentored toward academic independence. The applicant will work in a highly collaborative environment located within the heart of New Orleans and will receive an NIH-level stipend. Inquiries regarding this opportunity should be directed to Dr. Liz Simon at

  • Hold or near completion of a Ph.D.or equivalent degree
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency

To apply, submit a letter indicating career goals, CV and names of three references as a single PDF file

Review of applications will begin immediately.

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