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Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
Additional Job Details:
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in mitochondrial biology, cardiac biology, and cardiac development to join Dr. Jennifer Kwong's lab in the Department of Pediatrics, and the Division of Cardiovascular Biology at the Emory University School of Medicine. The Kwong lab has multiple funded projects (NIH R01, Department of Defense, and private foundation support from the Additional Ventures Single Ventricle Research Fund) focusing on regulation of mitochondria energetics, delineating novel pathways of mitochondrial communication, how mitochondrial function and dysfunction impact cellular signaling, cardiac function, the structural development of the heart, and metabolism-based therapies to prevent congenital heart disease. The laboratory uses multidisciplinary approaches- in vivo mouse modeling, physiology, microscopy, molecular biology, and biochemistry- to identify new pathways controlling heart development and function.
We are seeking a candidate who is interested in the intersection between cardiac disease research (congenital heart disease/cardiac development) and basic mitochondrial biology. An ideal candidate will have experience with genetically modified mouse models, experience with cardiac developmental biology, and an interest in mitochondrial bioenergetics. Additionally, an ideal candidate will be able to work as part of a team, and to serve as a mentor to junior laboratory members including graduate students, undergraduate students, and research specialists.
A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
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