An NIH fund postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Medicine at the University of Medicine to study the roles of extracellular vehicles and microRNAs in diets induced obesity and insulin resistance. The successful candidate will carry out a high fat diet induced obesity model and maintain mouse colonies and records. Techniques, including cell cultures, gene expression, RNA/DNA analysis, microRNA assay, AAV gene transfection will be applied. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology. Candidates with additional expertise in exosome studies and FACS analysis, are particularly encouraged to apply.
Specific responsibilities of the job will include but are not limited to: the design and execution of experiments designed to test the scientific hypotheses outlined in the funded grant application; detailed analysis of the experimental data and reporting of said data in a format that is easily accessible to members of the laboratory and is presented in a format that readily conveys the information; experience in manuscript and grant proposal writing; mentoring/training of graduate research assistants and laboratory technicians as necessary to ensure smooth operation of the laboratory; regular communication of research progress with the PI and other members of the laboratory.
Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology or a related area.
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