Postdoc Position in Cardiovascular Stem Cell Biology

Chicago, Illinois
Competitive salary package that is commensurate with experience
October 01 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Cardiovascular Stem Cell Biology

University of Illinois at Chicago


A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sang-Ging Ong ( in the Department of Pharmacology and the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Ong lab is stably funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and institutional funding.

Using mouse models, patients’ samples, and patient-specific iPSCs, the Ong lab seek to understand the molecular and biological mechanisms underlying various cardiovascular diseases through cellular, genetic, and biochemical approaches. We are particularly interested in cardiometabolic diseases with a focus on mitochondrial biology in both cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells. In addition, we are currently seeking candidates to explore how post-transcriptional and post-translational regulation of various types of RNA lead to metabolic changes in the heart under both physiological and pathological conditions.  

Qualifications: Recent or upcoming PhD or MD/PhD degree and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications with at least one first-author manuscript (IF>5) is essential. Ideal candidates should have experience working in two or more of the following areas: 1) stem cell biology, 2) CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing techniques, 3) experience in 'omics' studies, 4) cellular metabolism, 5) animal models of cardiac disease, 6) epigenetics/epitranscriptomics/RNA biology and 7) computational biology/bioinformatics.  

Interested candidates should submit a CV with the names of three referees to Dr. Sang-Ging Ong ( The position is open immediately until filled. 

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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