Postdoctoral position available: Obesity-Associated Cardiovascular Disease, Vanderbilt
Medicine/Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
We are interested in recruiting an experienced animal physiologist and molecular biologists as a postdoctoral fellow.
The goal of our research program is to define and target pathways to reduce cardiovascular disease associated with obesity and diabetes. Most of our projects center around sex differences in lipoprotein metabolism and risk of atherosclerosis with obesity and diabetes. Our studies involve exposure to techniques ranging from molecular biology to animal physiology. We use in vivo metabolism and tracers to understand how hepatic pathways controlling lipoprotein metabolism are altered with obesity and sex hormones.
A research background in diabetes, metabolism, or lipid biology is preferred, as is experience in animal surgical techniques. Molecular biology experience is required, though training will be provided for specific techniques. Common techniques include: hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamps, atherosclerosis studies, HDL function studies, lipoprotein chromatography and lipid assays, western blots for protein, RT-PCR, cell culture, adenovirus purification.
Ideal applicants will be: bright, enthusiastic, focused on work activities during working-hours, meticulous to detail and record keeping. A high level of independence, autonomy and intellectual collaboration is encouraged.
We have a vibrant lab and would love to have you work with us!