Postdoctoral Associate Position (2-5 years) in Research on Lipid Metabolism at the Institute of Physiology in Prague

Postdoctoral Associate Position (2-5 years) in Research on Lipid Metabolism at the Institute of Physiology in Prague

Institute of Physiology, CAS

Prague, Czech Republic

Postdoctoral Associate Position (2-5 years) in Research on Lipid Metabolism at the Institute of Physiology in Prague.

Postdoctoral associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ondrej Kuda at the Institute of Physiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IPHYS) in Prague. IPHYS is a leading national institution in research on normal and pathological physiology. The mission of the Institute is to enhance fundamental knowledge of the processes involved in metabolic regulation and its impact on cardiovascular, neuronal and brain function.

We are looking for curious, imaginative, independent and highly-motivated applicants holding a PhD with experience in biochemistry/physiology/molecular biology. Skills in any of the following: bioinformatics/programing, whole animal physiology, LC-MS/MS are a plus. The institute is bilingual (Czech/English) and good communication skills and a collaborative attitude are important.

The focus of Dr. Kuda’s lab is the metabolism and regulatory actions of bioactive lipids, specifically as related to pathways of glucose and lipid metabolism. We are interested in products of de novo lipogenesis such as branched fatty acid esters of hydroxy fatty acids (FAHFA), in anti-inflammatory & pro-resolving eicosanoids and docosanoids, and in endocannabinoid-like metabolites derived from omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. We combine cutting edge biochemical, bioinformatics and LC-MS-based omic approaches to elucidate pathway regulation and relevance to the mechanisms underlying metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. For additional information see lab website: http://www.fgu.cas.cz/en/departments/metabolism-of-bioactive-lipids

The position is initially funded for 2 years with possibility of extension for up to 5 years. Starting date can be anytime in the first half of 2019. Dr. Kuda’s lab is well funded by national research grants and institutional support from the Czech Academy of Sciences. The position salary is competitive and exceeds average compensation for similar positions in the local metropolitan area.

Applications should be sent directly to Dr. Kuda at ondrej.kuda@fgu.cas.cz before April 12th, 2019. Applications will not be reviewed until all below items are received. Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview till April 12th.

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Two publications (attach PDFs). First author or with major contribution.
  3. Cover letter: State why you qualify for the position and include description of relevant skills and experience
  4. Copy of official diploma and any other academic records you wish to provide in support of your application
  5. List of two to five references (with address and contact email) and indicate how these individuals are professionally related to you.
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Postdoctoral Associate Position (2-5 years) in Research on Lipid Metabolism at the Institute of Physiology in Prague