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The post-doctoral fellow will work in the Zaganjor lab in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University. The projects available in the lab include probing the role of mitochondrial metabolism in physiology and age-related diseases. Projects may focus on: - Examining the mechanisms by which mitochondrial sirtuins regulate adipose development and organismal health. - Identifying new metabolic mechanisms involved in adipogenesis and adipocyte hypertrophy. For additional information refer to our publications:

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Research, 70%
The successful candidate will work with the PI to develop and drive the direction of the project. The candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate within the department as well as with the broader metabolism community.

Professional development, 30%
• Engaging in the opportunities and experiences that are required for the candidate to successfully transition to the next stage in their scientific career
• Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
• Attending seminars, conferences, and other scientific educational opportunities
• Writing fellowships (e.g. F32, K99, AACR, AHA, ADA, etc.)
• Writing primary manuscripts and literature reviews


• PhD in physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or related field.

Relevant Experience:
• Expertise in mammalian cell culture techniques
• Experience in microscopy and cell imaging techniques (fluorescence microscopy).
• Experience in animal studies.
• Experience in bioinformatics.
• Experience in mitochondrial biology/metabolomics.
• Experience in molecular biology and biochemistry (protein purification, cloning, immunohistochemistry).
• Demonstrated track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

To apply email
1. A cover letter stating research interests
2. A current CV
3. 3 letters of references

Elma Zaganjor
2022-02-28 18:41:46

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