Positions

Current graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply for rotation positions in Yin lab. Please email your CV and your research interestes to yinlab@uga.edu.

Prospective graduate students please apply viaUGA Integrated Life Sciences Program

One postdoctoral position is available in a newly established lab of Dr. Hang Yin in the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM) at the University of Georgia.

Our research program is based on the recently discovery of a microRNA’s key role in lineage switching between skeletal muscle and brown adipose tissue, which will potentially lead to a new way to curb human obesity (Yin et. al.Cell Metabolism 2013; CTV News). Our lab will continue to explore molecular mechanisms that govern lineage determination of skeletal muscle stem cells and adipose progenitor cells, with special interests in functions of non-coding RNAs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn and apply advanced techniques, like high-throughput sequencing and medium-throughput screening, to study cell fate determination of brown adipocytes.

We are seeking highly motivated applicants with a PhD degree in biological sciences and substantial experience in molecular biology, mouse genetic models and mammalian cell culture. Prior experience in stem cell biology, microRNA and/or skeletal muscle/adipose tissue is a plus. Candidates seeking their first postdoctoral position will be given top priority.

Competitive salary with excellent benefits will be provided commensurate with experience. The University of Georgia locates in Athens, a city known for its diverse culture and outstanding quality of life. The UGA Center for Molecular Medicine aims to better understand the molecular/cellular basis of human disease, and translate the research to new therapies, cures and diagnostics.

Interested candidate should email CV, a brief summary of previous research experience and future research interests, along with contact information of 2~3 references to: yinlab@uga.edu