Senior Postdoctoral Research Position

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
August 07 2018
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Senior Postdoctoral Research Position

Position #0608

Molecular Cardiovascular and Renal Research

Department of Physiology

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

 A senior Postdoctoral Research position is available for studying molecular mechanism of cardiovascular and renal diseases in the Department of Physiology University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.  This position is sponsored by NIH-funded projects.  Salaries are competitive and fringe benefits include health insurance coverage for family.  The incumbent will join a dynamic research team which stands in the forefront of cardiovascular and renal research.  This position may have opportunity for advancement and promotion based on accomplishments of first 3 years.  This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who would like to prepare himself/herself for an independent faculty position.

This Postdoctoral position will receive training in a wide array of genetic, molecular, biochemical, and integrative physiological methods to investigate cardiovascular and renal functions and diseases.  Current areas of research emphasis include 1) Molecular mechanism of hypertension, 2) Molecular and stem cell therapy for cardiovascular disease, and 3) Molecular mechanisms of aging-related heart injury.  Studies are conducted in genetically engineered rodent models.

Candidates must have a PhD, MD or comparable degree with an interest in cellular/molecular cardiovascular or renal research.  Prior experience and training with at least three of the followings is preferred: epigenetics, autophagy, stem cell biology, viral vectors, renal tubule epithelial cell biology, proteomics, vascular biology, or cardiovascular/renal physiology.  Our laboratories are housed in the state-of-the-art Coleman Research Building with excellent core facilities in the UTHSC campus.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and career goals, and the names of three references to: Dr. Zhongjie Sun, Department of Physiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA.  E-mail: