Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology and Cardiovascular Research

University of Texas Medical Branch
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
April 12 2017
UTMB/Cardiology/Job ID 54609
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Employer:           University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston

Location:              Galveston, Texas

Salary:                   $47,484 - $50,000


Discipline:            Health Sciences, Cardiovascular

Position type:    Full- time

Job type:             Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology and Cardiovascular Research, Internal Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, is searching for an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to conduct molecular biological research in the lab of Dr. Ken Fujise, Professor and Division Director. 

This position will be in the area of phenotypic and mechanistic characterization of genetically manipulated mice generated by the lab.  The lab focuses on fortilin, a novel anti-apoptotic molecule.  Fortilin binds p53 and blocks the transcriptional activation of BAX and PUMA.  Fortilin also binds MCL1, a BCL2 family protein, and protects it against proteasome-mediated degradation. Fortilin contributes to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.

The lab is currently funded by NIH (NHLBI) and provides the successful candidate with a stable, positive, and collaborative research environment.  There are currently 4 full-time scientists in the lab working together as a team.  The successful candidate should be interest in fortilin, have completed graduate education with PhD in or after 2013, and be US citizen, Permanent Resident or eligible for J-1 visa (our institution does not sponsor H1B for postdoctoral positions). Strong expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology is required. Experience in the characterization of genetically altered mice is preferred but not required.  Excellent communication skills and collaborative attitude are crucial.  The Principal Investigator is passionate about fortilin and mentoring and coaching of his scientists.  

Applicants should send their CV and letters of reference directly to Ken Fujise, MD at

Applicants should send the following application items directly to Dr. Ken Fujise, MD at  Your application will not be reviewed until all application items are presented.

  1. Your curriculum vitae
  2. Two published papers (PDFs) in which you are the first author and that you are most proud of
  3. Brief description on why you think you are qualified for the position in the body of the e-mail (no separate cover letter is required)

(4) How did you come to know the availability of the position?  (if it is the advertisement, please specify the journal name) 


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