A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Irfan Lodhi in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine. The Lodhi lab uses cutting-edge techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9, next-generation sequencing, lipidomics and proteomics. The overall goal of the lab is to understand the role of lipid metabolism pathways in the regulation of energy homeostasis. We are particularly interested in how the multifunctional organelles called peroxisomes channel lipids to discrete subcellular compartments to influence metabolism. In this line of investigation, our recent studies suggest that peroxisome-derived lipids regulate mitochondrial dynamics and brown fat-mediated thermogenesis (see Park et al. 2019, Journal of Clinical Investigation 129(2):694-711). For more information and a complete list of publications, please visit our lab website (www.LodhiLab.org).
The candidate must have a PhD in physiology, cell biology, biochemistry or a related field with strong experience in molecular biology evident by publication in reputable journals. Experience in mouse handling and surgery is desirable, but not required. Willingness to learn these techniques is preferred. Skills in independent analytical thinking, experimental design, troubleshooting, and the ability to effectively communicate with the laboratory staff and investigators are highly desired. Qualified candidates are invited to contact Dr. Irfan Lodhi (firstname.lastname@example.org) with CV and names of three references.