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Postdoctoral Fellow in Cardiometabolic and Liver Research

Employer
Louisiana State University Health Science - Shreveport
Location
Shreveport, Louisiana
Salary
Based on NIH scale and University standard
Closing date
Jul 11, 2022

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Discipline
Health Sciences, Cardiovascular
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc Fellowship
Organization Type
Academia
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The laboratory of Dr. Oren Rom in the Department of Pathology and Translational Pathobiology at LSU Health Shreveport is seeking a highly motivated Post-doctoral Fellow for NIH-funded projects addressing novel metabolic pathways and potential therapeutics in cardiometabolic diseases.

Our laboratory has a strong interest in understanding metabolic and molecular mechanisms of atherosclerosis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to identify novel therapeutic targets. We apply a multidisciplinary approach combining newly-generated animal models and human data with a variety of research tools including metabolomics, transcriptomics, animal pathophysiology as well as cellular and molecular biology (Sci Transl Med. 2020;12(572):eaaz2841; Nat Commun. 2020;11(1):6417; EBioMedicine. 2019;41:62-72; Cell Reports 2021;36:109420; Redox Biology). In association with the LSU Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences (CCDS) and the Center for Redox Biology and Cardiovascular Disease, fellows will have access to state-of-the-art core facilities in cardiometabolic research, career development programs and intramural funding opportunities.

Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree from an accredited university and research interests in the areas of metabolism, cardiovascular or liver diseases. Candidates experienced in one or more of the following techniques are preferred: mouse models of liver disease or atherosclerosis, primary hepatocyte cell/tissue culture, histology and microscopy, metabolomics, or biochemical, molecular and genomics techniques. In addition to working on existing projects, there are opportunities to develop new independent research within the area of cardiometabolic diseases. Salary is based on NIH scale and University standard. LSU Health Shreveport is an EEO/AA employer.

Shreveport-Bossier, located in northwest Louisiana, is home to year-round festivals, family-friendly Mardi Gras celebrations, riverfront dining, and multiple concert venues and museums (https://www.shreveport-bossier.org/welcome/). The cost of living in Shreveport-Bossier is below the national average, with ample housing opportunity for renters or buyers.

LSUHSC – Shreveport is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply, please send a C.V. and contact information of three references to Dr. Oren Rom at  oren.rom@lsuhs.edu and apply online at Employment Opportunities at LSU Health Shreveport (lsuhs.edu). For additional information, please contact oren.rom@lsuhs.edu or see https://www.lsuhs.edu/departments/school-of-medicine/pathology/research/rom-lab

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