Open postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Shengyi Sun


Two postdoctoral fellow positions are immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Shengyi (Iris) Sun, an assistant professor at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. The main focus of the Sun lab is to delineate the physiological significance and underlying molecular mechanism of endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-associated protein degradation (ERAD) machinery in health and disease, with a special focus on the regulation of liver homeostasis. The lab uses interdisciplinary state-of-the-art approaches, powered by cell type-specific mouse models and CRISPR technology, to address the important questions.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on innovative and impactful research projects in a highly collaborative environment. We are committed to the career development of our team. Individuals who join our group will be encouraged to develop new skills, receive intensive mentoring, and encouraged to submit fellowship applications. Please refer to our representative publications in this area for details (Sun and Shi et al. PNAS 2014; Sun and Shi et al. Nat Cell Biol 2015; Sun et al. Mol Biol Cell 2016; Ji and Sun et al. Nat Immunol 2019).

Required qualifications

  • A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in biomedical sciences, highly motivated and career-oriented.
  • A demonstrated publication track record.
  • Strong background and expertise in related fields such as cell biology, physiology, metabolism or biochemistry.
  • Experience in mouse work and models is a plus.

Required application materials

Email a CV, a cover letter, and a list of references to Dr. Shengyi (Iris) Sun at