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Postdoctoral position in Muscle Biology, Exercise, Diabetes and Peripheral arterial disease

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 16, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology, Health Sciences, Cardiovascular, Healthcare, Nutrition
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NIH-funded post-doctoral position is available to study the transcriptional regulation of skeletal muscle homeostasis in exercise, diabetes and diabetic complication of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). For this project, we will use molecular targeting in in vitro cellular systems (e.g. muscle and endothelial cells), high-throughput transcriptional analysis, genetically targeted mouse models, and skeletal muscle disease models (e.g. diet-induced obesity, PAD hindlimb ischemia) to understand the role of orphan nuclear receptors and their co-regulators in skeletal muscle homeostasis.

Information on our research program can be obtained at:

This position has the following requirements :

  • A recent or graduating PhD candidate with peer-reviewed 1st author publications in topics related to skeletal muscle biology, diabetes, metabolism or peripheral arterial disease.
  • Extensive experience and hands-on technical training one or more of the following areas: (i) Histo-morphological and physiological analysis, skeletal muscle cell culture, molecular biology and cloning; (ii) In vivo models of exercise training, hindlimb ischemia and other models of hindlimb ischemia; (iii) Endothelial cell biology and models of angiogenesis.
  • Multi-tasking, creativity, independence, methodical approach to experimental design, excellent written and oral communication skills, and good interpersonal skills, along with strong commitment to succeeding in a research-oriented career.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirement should apply by email ( to Vihang Narkar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Hamman Foundation Distinguished Professorship in Cardiovascular Research, Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, The University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston, TX, 77030. Please include a cover letter briefly describing research interest and future goals, detailed CV, and contact information for 3 referees.

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