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Postdoctoral training position in the Broderick Lab

We are recruiting individuals interested in postdoctoral training in research related to Host-Microbe Interactions. Research in our lab seeks to identify the molecular basis of host-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions using the model Drosophila melanogaster and a variety of genetic, genomic, molecular and cell biology tools.

Minimum Qualifications:  The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in a related field. They should also have excellent scientific writing ability as demonstrated by at least one publication, strong oral communication skills, the ability to work effectively with colleagues, and evidence of being an independent self-starter with strong time-management skills.

We place a strong emphasis on mentoring trainees towards their career development goals using Individualized Development Plans. To help facilitate this process there are numerous training opportunities within the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut, including weekly journal clubs and seminar series, as well as professional development courses and modular training workshops. Additionally, there are opportunities for collaborations with symbiosis and microbiome researchers across campus and with laboratories at UConn Health and Jackson Laboratory Center for Genomic Medicine.

Please forward your curriculum vitae and a copy of a recent publication or preprint with a cover letter describing your background, qualifications, and availability to Nichole Broderick at The position is available for the successful candidate to start immediately.

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We are always interested in recruiting bright, motivated, and curious researchers. Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows excited by our research topics should contact Dr. Broderick directly by email with the information noted below. I am particularly open to helping promising applicants apply for fellowship opportunities.

Postdoctoral Applicants

Please submit a CV, description of past and future research interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references. In your research statement, describe what piqued your interest in our research and what research questions you would like to pursue in our lab.

Graduate Applicants

Graduate students in the Broderick lab are enrolled in a Graduate Program in the UConn Department of Molecular and Cell Biology. Students must be admitted to the program and PhD students will participate in three rotations in the MCB department prior to joining a lab. MSc students do not perform rotations, and so should contact Dr. Broderick following acceptance into the Graduate Program to explore research opportunities in our lab. Note that space and funding for research in the Broderick lab are limited and not guaranteed by acceptance into the Graduate Program. Questions relating to admissions to the Graduate Program should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator for the UConn Biological Sciences, Anne St. Onge.

Graduate students are typically funded via departmental Teaching Fellowships and Research Fellowships that are awarded based on funding and performance. Students are also encouraged to apply to external funding sources

Undergraduate Applicants

We encourage undergraduates to join our research team. Interested students should submit an unofficial transcript, list of planned course work, and complete our Undergraduate Questionnaire. We are most interested in enthusiastic and motivated students who can commit at least two full years to research (freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to apply), with a minimum of 5-10 hours per week during the academic year.

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