Post Doctoral Researcher to pursue specialized research training, education and experience under the guidance of a scientific mentor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine within the Department of Internal Medicine; plans, designs and executes experiments of considerable scope and complexity in the assigned research lab focusing on pulmonary biology; collects and analyzes data for research sponsored by appropriate agencies and Institutions; identifies and selects problems to be studied; develops and troubleshoots new experimental techniques and protocols; attends research seminars; contributes to manuscript preparation and supports technical writing; participates in preparation of grant applications for extramural funding; performs additional duties as assigned.
Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:
Doctoral or MD degree in Biological Sciences or related field required; two years of postdoctoral experience preferred; experience in basic cellular and molecular biology, immunofluorescence and confocal imaging preferred; experience in epigenetic and/or mitochondria biology desired. Requires successful completion of a background check. Selected candidate may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.
A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the field of lung biology , aging, metabolism, and mitochondria. Research in the laboratory is focused on the understanding of the pathogenesis of idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), aging as a major risk factor for IPF, and the role of mitochondria dysfunction in alveolar regeneration and repair. Our studies have found that mitochondrial metabolism plays a critical role in the differentiation of epithelial cells, mitochondrial-nuclear communication, and posttranslational mechanisms that regulate repair responses. Our research is aimed to identify novel diagnostic and therapeutic mitochondrial targets to control lung fibrosis. Applicants should have The lab is located at the Ohio State University, that offers a comprehensive salary program and excellent benefits. The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine , the Davis Hearth Lung Research Institute, and the Mora - Rojas laboratory are equipped with state-of-the art facilities for molecular biology studies, in vivo mouse models, murine and human ex vivo lung models and, single cells and spatial omics analyses. Our laboratory and the institute provide a collaborative work environment.
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