Essential Functions: A Postdoctoral Position on Vascular DysfunctionA two years-junior postdoctoral position is available to study the molecular mechanisms of smooth muscle cell (SMC) phenotypic modulation in vascular development and vascular diseases especially aortic aneurysms. Our current research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of cytoskeleton-ECM interaction in oxidative stress, inflammation, programed cell death and vascular stiffness in the pathogenesis of aneurysms.We are also interested in gene regulation during hematopoiesis and vascular function in vascular diseases and Alzheimer's related dementia.?Providing leadership in the design and management of research programs. ?Assisting the Faculty Mentor in designing protocols and supervising technical staff to complete research projects. ?With the assistance of the Faculty Mentor, writing research grants with the goal of obtaining additional research grants. ?Conducting independent research which may result in scholarly publications and presentations for research fundings at scientific meetings.?Completing technical laboratory and/or field experimental procedures.?Assisting in maintaining the laboratory or research setting.
Qualifications: PhD degree of no more than 2 years.Self-motivated, hardworking, responsible and organized. Demonstrate strong research experience in molecular biology.Technical skills in protein-protein, protein-DNA interaction, or genomic/noncoding RNA/bioinformatic analyses. Excellent publication record and communication skills.
Internal Number: 76_208380
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