A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately at the Tulane University Department of Medicine to conduct research in skeletal muscle biology. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Tadashi Yoshida and Dr. Patrice Delafontaine. The project involves, but is not limited to, studying the changes in skeletal muscle molecular signaling pathways, physiology and function in multiple chronic disease models including cardiovascular disease and cancer. The position involves both in vitro and in vivo studies, and experience in basic molecular biology and in handling rodents is highly desirable.
We seek a highly motivated, proactive, and collaborative individual. The job involves designing and conducting research projects, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, presenting at national/international conferences, and writing manucripts and grants. The PI will closely work with the successful candidate for training in all of these aspects, and the candidate will be encouraged to apply for independent postdoctoral fellowship grants within 2 years.
- PhD, MD, or equivalent degree with a strong background in cardiovascular and/or skeletal muscle biology.
- Research experience in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, animal physiology, and genetics.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
- Solid analytical skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Proficiency with common laboratory equipment and techniques required.
- Ability to multi-task, and prioritize work assignments.
- Motivation to develop an independent research project, in addition to the assigned projects.
To apply, please send a cover letter describing your past training and research interests, a detailed CV and contact information of three referees to Dr. Tadashi Yoshida (firstname.lastname@example.org).