Postdoctoral Scholar in single cell metabolism and vascular biology
- University of Chicago
- Location: Chicago, IL
- Job Number: 7076587
- Posting Date: Mar 31, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionA Postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Department of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. David Wu, Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, Chicago Illinois. The principle investigator has a track record of publishing in Nature, PNAS, Elife, Nature Metabolism, etc., and other high impact journals.
1. Scientific Interests
- A highly motivated and independent researcher interested in biomedical research.
- The interests of the lab lie at the intersection of biomedical research and biophysics and thus requires interdisciplinary training and an interdisciplinary approach, taking inspiration from diverse fields such as non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, biochemistry, cell biology, animal models of disease. Main techniques used are basic cell and molecular biology, with a strong focus on imaging, especially superresolution microscopy.
- Mechanics and energetics of barrier formation in endothelial cells
- Vascular metabolism, mechanotransduction and its impact on disease states such as acute lung injury, atherosclerosis, or pulmonary hypertension
- Single cell metabolism and spatial transcriptomics
- Endothelial biology in small/large blood vessels
- Single molecule localization microscopy
- Professional development: the Postdoctoral Scholar will be trained to write independent grants with PI’s support and participate in departmental seminars, scientific meetings, and write manuscripts as well as contribute to grant proposals.
- The lab is well funded through the NIH.
2. Technical skills
- willingness to supervise trainees
- Cellular and molecular biology experience
- Experience with mouse genetics and handling a bonus but not necessary
- CRISPR experience preferred
- programming experience preferred
- advanced optical microscopy experience preferred
3. Education requirements
- Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biology, physics, or equivalent.
• For more information on Dr. Wu please visit, https://wulab.uchicago.edu
• To apply, please provide your current CV, and a brief research statement describing your background, experiences and career goals
• NIH approved salary with benefits and opportunity to be on T32 training grants for appropriate candidates
University of Chicago is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.