B140061 - Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Mentor:  Jeonga Kim, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center, Boshell Diabetes Building, Room 777, Birmingham, AL 35294-0012, (205) 934-4128 office, (205) 934-4138 lab, (205) 975-9372 fax, email: jakim@uab.edu

Postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Jeonga Kim's laboratory.

The research will be focused on molecular mechanisms in insulin resistance, endothelial function, and inflammation.  Individual with experience in animal handling and breeding is preferred.  Routine laboratory techniques include electrophoresis, western blotting, cell culture, and animal experiment.  Highly motivated individuals with a background in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology and/or a metabolism are encouraged to apply.  Please send a CV, a brief statement of research interests and career goals, and a list of 3 references with contact information to:  Jeonga Kim, jakim@uab.edu

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