Postdoctoral Fellow in Lipid Biology and Metabolic Signaling in Skeletal Muscle Regeneration
A postdoctoral fellow position in skeletal muscle and connective tissue biology is available in the Mendias Lab (http://www.umich.edu/~cmendias). The lab is part of rich, interdisciplinary environment in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan Medical School. The postdoctoral fellow will participate in innovative projects looking at the contribution of lipid and metabolic signaling to muscle atrophy, fibrosis and inflammation using a combination of in vitro studies, genetically engineered rodents, mechanical loading studies and in biopsies from patients with chronic muscle injuries. The postdoctoral fellow will also have access to support and resources from the state of the art UM Metabolomics Core (http://mrc2.umich.edu). Work in our lab is currently supported by the NIH, Mark Cuban Foundation, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and Plastic Surgery Foundation.
Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter and a list of three potential references to Dr. Chris Mendias (email@example.com). Applications are also accepted through the UMjobs.org website, job opening ID 120232.
The position is expected to begin sometime in Summer 2016.
Must have a PhD and/or MD. Candidates should have a strong background in molecular and cell biology. Strong written and oral communications skills are necessary.
Candidates with expertise in musculoskeletal biology or lipid biology are especially encouraged to apply.
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