Postdoctoral Position: Mechanisms Underlying Biliary-Driven Liver Regeneration and Drug Discovery


School of Medicine Wonkwang University

Date Posted: 05/27/2020
City: Iksan
Country: South Korea
Primary Category: Research
Type of Position: Postdoctoral 

Description & Details

Postdoc position investigating how regulatory molecules impact inflammatory cells during biliary-driven liver regeneration. The successful candidate will join a team of researchers in the School of Medicine Wonkwang University, investigating how regulatory molecules impact inflammatory cells and other cell lineages at sites of liver injury to regulate liver-progenitor cells and collagen deposition in the zebrafish model. Experiments will include live-imaging, molecular biology, and transcriptomic analysis. The work will contribute to a 3-year NRF-funded project. The successful applicant will join a close-knit and enthusiastic research team. The role will involve the day-to-day running of the project, performing a range of research tasks and assisting with training and supervision of postgraduate members of the lab.

Our recent papers include Choi et al (2017) Hepatology, Ko and Choi et al (2016) Journal of Hepatology, Choi et al., (2014) Gastroenterology, etc.

Qualifications: A PhD (awarded or imminent) in a biological or biomedical science is essential and the successful candidate should have prior knowledge of tissue repair/regeneration or inflammation and experience of live imaging or working with tissue samples. Previous experience working with zebrafish is highly desirable but not essential. The successful applicant will be highly organized, eager to learn new skills and to interact with a broad range of colleagues. The funds for this position are available for up to 3-5 years.

To Apply: Please contact Tae-Young Choi via email at