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Senior Postdoc for Cardiovascular and Renal Research

University of Tennessee HSC
Memphis, Tennessee
Competitive salary with generous fringe benefits.
Closing date
Jun 28, 2021

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A Senior Postdoctoral Researcher position is available for studying epigenetic and molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular and renal diseases in the Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. This position is sponsored by NIH-funded projects. Salaries are competitive and fringe benefits include retirement and health insurance coverage for families. 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 their first three years working in our lab. This position is ideal for a highly-motivated individual who would like to prepare himself/herself for an independent faculty position.


This position will receive mentoring and training in a wide array of epigenetic, molecular, biochemical, and integrative physiological approaches. Current areas of research emphasis include· 1) Epigenetic regulation of cardiovascular and renal functions, 2) Molecular and stem cell therapy for cardiovascular and renal disease, and 3) Role of exosomes in the regulation of cardiovascular and renal functions. 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 following is preferred: epigenetics, CRISP/Cas9, autophagy, stem cell biology, exosome, viral vectors, renal tubule epithelial cell biology, proteomics, vascular biology, or telemetry. Our laboratories are housed in the state-of-the-art Coleman Research Building with excellent core facilities on the UTHSC campus.


Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a brief 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: .


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