Job Opportunity: Postdoc position, Cell Metabolism/Signaling, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Kate Stuart
February 15, 2017


A postdoc position is available immediately in the Mashek laboratory within the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at University of Minnesota. Applications are welcomed from highly motivated individuals to work on numerous projects involving autophagy and cell signaling. These studies will specifically interrogate the regulation of lipophagy (i.e. autophagy of lipid droplets) and the role of lipophagy in cell signaling/function using primarily cell models, although some animal models will be utilized as well. We our especially interested in how lipophagy influences the development of various diseases including NAFLD, obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes, and in the regulation of healthspan.



•  PhD (within the last 3 years) in biochemistry, cell biology, physiology or related field

•  Strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals

•  Experience in microscopy, basic cell biology and biochemical techniques

•  Be highly motivated and ready to change the world (in a good way)

•  Have excellent oral and written skills

•  Be passionate about science!



The University of Minnesota is one of the largest universities in the US, and is one of the most prestigious public research universities in the world. The campus is located in the Twin Cities, which is consistently ranked by numerous indices as one of the top places to

live in the US. The Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics currently ranks 5th nationally in NIH-funded grants/research expenditures.


For more information on the laboratory please visit To apply, please email a cover letter and CV to Dr. Douglas Mashek at