The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Virginia Commonwealth University has two postdoctoral research associate positions immediately available. Applicants must have a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree and proven skills and experience in the following research areas: 1) molecular biology or 2) renal and cardiovascular physiology or pharmacology. For position 1, qualified candidates should have expertise and publications in gene cloning, gene silencing, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing and/or molecular imaging in human or animal cells. The research focus will be on the molecular mechanisms mediating transmembrane signaling, exosome biogenesis and excretion, vesicle trafficking and inflammasome activation in vascular and kidney cells. For position 2, qualified candidates should have expertise and publications in cardiovascular and renal function studies using animal and cell models including gene knockouts or transgenics. Research projects will focus on the early pathogenic mechanisms of podocyte injury and glomerular disease during hypertension, hyperhomocysteinemia and diabetes mellitus. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to get assistance in developing an independent career in their research field, if they are enthusiastic and dedicated. To apply, send an application letter and CV, along with the names and contact information for three references, to Pin-Lan Li, MD, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Box 980613, Richmond, VA 23298-0613, or to email@example.com.
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