Postdoctoral Associate Position:
• Seeking a motivated postdoctoral research associate to join the NIH-funded research laboratory of Dr. Noyan Gokce, M.D. within the Section of Cardiology at the Boston University School of Medicine, and participate in clinical/translational projects elucidating mechanisms of vascular disease in human subjects with obesity and metabolic disease.
• The candidate will be expected to learn methods that examine microvascular function using ex vivo videomicroscopy organ chamber techniques and angiogenesis assays using live arterioles harvested from human adipose tissues. Mechanism of microvascular dysfunction related to obesity, metabolism, environmental toxins, and inflammation will be examined.
• Doctoral Degree (M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent) with interest in vascular biology and obesity research.
• Experience working with microdissection is considered a major strength and significant area of need, but not specifically required.
• Other laboratory techniques such as ex vivo manipulation of primary human tissues, western blots, PCR, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, are standard in the lab.
• Critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and the ability to work semi-independently as a member of a team are encouraged.
• Applicants must possess excellent communication skills and be fluent in both spoken and written English.
• Applicants must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident (green card holder) for consideration of a 2-3-year T32 training grant position.
Please forward CV and a brief statement of research and career goals to Dr. Noyan Gokce, M.D. Noyan.Gokce@bmc.org
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Boston University Medical Campus
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, School of Medicine, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute
Seeking an energetic, driven, and focused postdoctoral fellow for Dr. Sam, an Investigator at the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University School of Medicine https://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm-wci/.
This candidate should be able to independently perform molecular biology techniques and cell culture assays and to work on an NIH/ NHLBI funded research project. A major focus of experimentation will be on the regulation of the heart and other tissues (fat, skeletal muscle, kidneys) during HFpEF (heart failure with preserved ejection fraction). HFpEF is a major unmet need as no therapy has been shown to reduce mortality and morbidity.
The candidate will also take part in existing programs in the Sam Lab http://www.bumc.bu.edu/samlab/ that center on cardiac myocyte biology and regulation during hypertrophy and heart failure. A doctoral degree such as PhD or MD and excellent laboratory and written communication skills are required. An ability to work within a team is also essential. Experience with cell or tissue culture, histology, and molecular and cellular biology is also preferred. Experiments will involve genetically modified mice, cell culture and human biological samples.
Please email a cover letter and CV or resume to Dr. Flora Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States