Research Post-Doctoral Fellow

Job Description

The Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to join our NIH-funded research group directed by Dr. Ling He. The research projects of Dr. He’s lab focus on the study of the development of fatty liver in obese model, mitochondrial dysfunction and the changes of intestinal microbiota in affecting liver metabolism. We are a growing research team and have started a new study of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a critical area of obesity research. The candidate will be expected to help other fellows and research staff who are working on the roles of AMPK in regulating liver glucose production and work in a cooperative manner with other employees in our division. The nature of this position requires that you take a high degree of personal responsibility for the smooth operation of the lab. This job requires quality work and high productivity to ensure continued success of our group. The candidate will also participate in teaching of undergraduates, graduate students, medical residents, and fellows in laboratory-based research.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or MD or equivalent degree, with a strong background in Virology, Immunology, especially Innate immunity and is eligible to work in the United States. The candidate must be enthusiastic toward research projects, have excellent critical thinking skills, a track record of productivity as demonstrated by first-author peer-reviewed publications, an ability to work well both independently and as part of a team, and proficiency in written and oral English communication.

A successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead independent and cutting-edge research projects with a world-class research facility. We will also provide a customizable curriculum, individual career development/support, and Interdisciplinary and collaborative research community.

This position is available immediately. Salary will commensurate with research experience.

To apply, please send 1) a cover letter with a brief statement of research experience and future proposed interests, 2) contact information of at least 3 references (at least one from former direct mentors), and 3) a detailed curriculum vitae to: Dr. Ling He ( ) and Debbi Stroback (

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