Summary of Position: The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to perform experiments, analyze data, and write manuscripts to ensure the successful execution of a recently funded NIH R01 grant. The Zordoky lab is studying the cardiovascular complications of cancer treatments in clinically relevant in vitro and in vivo model. In our recently funded R01 grant, we will be determining the mechanistic interplay between juvenile exposure to anthracyclines and adult-time exposure to psychosocial stress. This is a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary project which involves other labs within the University of Minnesota, including the Bartolomucci lab and the Largaespada Lab.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 50% Perform experiments The postdoctoral fellow is expected to perform in vitro (cardiomyocytes, endothelial cells, cardiac fibroblasts,…etc.) and in vivo experiments (mouse models).
20% Analyze data The postdoctoral fellow is expected to analyze the data resulting from their experiments and/or data generated by other students/technicians in the lab.
20% Write manuscripts The postdoctoral fellow is expected to write scientific manuscripts to disseminate their findings. Manuscripts may include original scientific publications and/or reviews of literature.
10% Other The postdoctoral fellow is expected to help in preparing preliminary data for grant submissions and to assist the PI in writing and submitting intramural and extramural grants. The postdoctoral fellow may also be required to help the PI in writing relevant animal protocols for IACUC approval.
Supervision: The postdoctoral fellow will be directly supervised by the PI. Technical and administrative directions will also be provided by the Zordoky lab manager. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to supervise undergraduate student trainees and to train/mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
Required Qualifications: PhD degree in Pharmacology/Toxicology or a closely related biomedical field. Experience in cardiovascular research as demonstrated by first-authored published research papers in peer-reviewed journals. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in small animal echocardiography. Experience in isolating cardiomyocyte, endothelial cells, and cardiac fibroblasts. Experience in flow-mediated dilation and other vascular biology techniques. Experience in histopathology assessment of cardiovascular diseases. Experience in advanced molecular biology techniques. Knowledge in bioinformatics. Knowledge in areas of cellular senescence and cardiovascular aging. Familiarity with tumor-bearing mouse models. Eligibility for NIH fellowship and other training grants.
Working Conditions: Most of the required work will be performed in a wet lab setting. Data analysis and manuscript writing will be performed in a desk/office setting within or next to the lab. Travel to national and international conferences will be required to present the findings and get abreast of most recent research.
Internal Number: 338824
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