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Post-Doctoral Position in Autophagy Research

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, McGovern Medical School, UTHealth Houston 
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: 
Open until filled

A postdoctoral research fellowship position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Yang Liu in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston). The Liu lab specializes in utilizing cell and molecular biological techniques along with animal models to understand the regulation and function of autophagy in physiological and pathological conditions. The current research focus in the Liu lab is to dissect the molecular mechanisms and physiological consequences of autophagy cargo selection during fasting, exercise, and cancer development. Dr. Liu received the American Heart Association (AHA) Career Development Award and the University of Texas System Rising STARs Award to facilitate and promote research. For more information about Dr. Liu’s research, please visit


  • PhD in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, or related discipline
  • Highly motivated and capable to conduct independent research
  • Strong communication and writing skills with a track record of research productivity
  • Experience with rodent animal models and tissue culture techniques highly desirable, but not required

Email the following materials to

  • Cover letter with a brief statement of candidate’s research interest
  • CV or NIH biosketch
  • Names and contact info for three references

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