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Postdoctoral Opportunity Posting # 1409
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Title of the Position
Post-doctoral Fellow in Reproduction, Metabolism and Gut Microbiome
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Disciplinary Specialty of Research
Gut Microbiome Interactions with Reproductive Axis and Metabolism
Description of the Position
A postdoctoral fellowship position is available to study the role of the gut microbiome in polycystic ovary syndrome, a disorder that is the leading cause of infertility in women and causes significant metabolic dysfunction. Recent studies from the Thackray lab demonstrated that changes in the gut microbiome are correlated with PCOS in women and in rodent models of the disorder and that these changes are linked with hyperandrogenism. The Thackray lab is affiliated with the Center for Reproductive Science and Medicine at UC San Diego and the Center for Microbial Innovation.
Qualifications Required and Preferred Academic Background
Candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong background in physiology, endocrinology or reproductive biology is preferred. Experience working with mouse models is desired.
An opening on the
Postdoctoral Training Program in Reproductive Sciences funded by NIH/NICHD
is available for one year (U.S. Citizen or Green card status required) and additional support is available through an R01 grant and a K12
Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA)
Salary is commensurate with UCSD pay scale.
Appointment Length/Period - e.g., six months, one year, 01/01/2014-12/31/2015
Application Procedure - i.e., contact via email, send C.V, provide named contact information for 3 referees
If interested, please contact Dr. Varykina Thackray at
and provide a full CV and contact info for three references.
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