Postdoctoral Associate in Iron Metabolism

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Amar Annamalai
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Postdoctoral Associate in Iron Metabolism

Motivated PhD graduates seeking postdoctoral fellowship training in the field of systemic iron regulation are invited to apply to the Finberg Laboratory in the Department of Pathology at Yale University.  Successful candidates will utilize mouse models to characterize signaling pathways involved in the regulation of systemic iron balance, including pathways impacting the production of the key iron regulatory hormone hepcidin. Emphasis will be placed on defining molecular mechanisms relevant to the pathophysiology of inherited and acquired human iron disorders with a long-term goal of guiding the development of novel therapies for these disorders. Recent work has focused on the serine protease TMPRSS6 (matriptase-2), an essential negative regulator of hepcidin expression that is mutated in an inherited form of iron deficiency anemia.
Successful candidates will be guided to develop independent research careers under the mentorship of Dr. Finberg.  Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, are required.  Candidates should have prior expertise in genetics, molecular biology, and the design and/or physiological characterization of transgenic mouse models. Prior experience in characterizing mouse models of metal metabolism or other hematological disorders is highly desirable.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a 1-2 page description of their research interests, together with the names and contact information of three references via email to:
Karin Finberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Department of Pathology
Yale School of Medicine
310 Cedar Street LH 208
New Haven, CT 06510

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