Postdoctoral fellowship in renal fibrosis and kidney disease

Location
Vanderbilt Medical center - Nashville, TN
Salary
Salary is based on NIH pay scale starting from $47,484
Posted
October 27 2017
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Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Postdoctoral fellow in renal fibrosis and kidney disease

A postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately to investigate molecular mechanisms contributing to renal fibrosis in chronic kidney disease. The studies will explore the role of collagen-crosslinking enzymes in extracellular matrix accumulation utilizing different approaches including in vitro biochemical assays, cell culture and animal models. The candidate will also pursue translational research by testing novel compounds designed to inhibit collagen deposition as a strategy to prevent the development and/or progression of kidney fibrosis. 

We are seeking a highly motivated recent PhD graduate who has experience in protein biochemistry and molecular and cell biology. The ideal candidate will be proficient in the design, cloning, purification and functional characterization of recombinant enzymes. A desire to deepen proficiency in protein biochemistry by learning mass spectrometry/proteomics will be a good fit as our Lab can provide excellent training opportunities in a great environment. Experience in small animal work is preferred, although not a requirement as the laboratory can provide training to murine models of renal disease. Ability to think and work independently as well as a creative and critical mindset are key features for a successful applicant. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work as a team member are essential. Preparation of grants and manuscripts as well as presentation of work in scientific conferences is expected. Preference will be given to individuals pursuing an academic career who have a strong desire to drive projects to completion and publish as a lead author. 

This is a full-time position that requires a PhD degree (Biochemistry, Molecular/Cell Biology, or related discipline). Salary is based on NIH pay scale starting from $47,484. Vanderbilt also offers an excellent benefits package including a great retirement plan, health and dental insurance, etc.

Please submit a cover letter describing previous professional experiences, a summary of your current work, future plans and expectations. When listing publications please include a brief summary of your role and contributions to the study. The letter, CV and contact information for at least 3 references should be sent to roberto.vanacore@vanderbilt.edu.