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Postdoctoral Research Position- Epigenetic & exosomal regulation of cardiovascular & renal functionu

University of Tennessee Health Science Center- Physiology Department
Memphis, Tennessee
Competitive, with fringe benefits including retirement and health insurance coverage for family.
Closing date
May 11, 2024

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Postdoctoral Research Position

Epigenetic and exosomal regulation of cardiovascular and renal function


Department of Physiology

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center



A Postdoctoral Research position is available for studying epigenetic and exosomal mechanisms of cardiovascular and renal diseases in the Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.  This position is sponsored by NIH-funded projects.  Salaries are competitive and fringe benefits include retirement and health insurance coverage for family.  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 first 3 years.  This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who would like to prepare himself/herself for an independent 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.  Prior experience and training with at least three of the followings is preferred: epigenetics, CRISP/Cas9, autophagy, stem cell biology, exosomes, 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 in 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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