Open postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Hanaa Hariri

Summary

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Hanaa Hariri to study molecular and cellular mechanisms of fatty acid metabolism. Fatty acids are essential molecules for a broad range of cellular processes including lipid signaling, biological membranes, and energy metabolism; however, they are toxic to cells when present in excess. Dysregulation of fatty acid metabolism is a hallmark of devastating chronic human pathologies including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. The Hariri lab is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms that spatially regulate fatty acid flux at organelle contact sites.

Required qualifications

Current research in the Hariri lab is conducted using a multidisciplinary approach (involving genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry) in multiple experimental systems (budding yeast, Drosophila, and cultured cells). The postdoctoral fellow will work in a dynamic and collaborative lab environment. We are looking for a creative and motivated young investigator with a doctoral degree and a strong background in genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. Prior experience with Drosophila genetics is preferred but not required.

Required application materials

CV, personal statement on your research experience and career goals, and contact information for 3 references. Email these materials to hanaa.hariri@wayne.edu.