JOB DESCRIPTION: 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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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.
A postdoctoral position is available in the Kwong lab which is part of the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiovascular Biology and Children’s Heart Research and Outcomes Center at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and talented individual to investigate basic mechanisms controlling mitochondrial calcium signaling and mitochondrial dysfunction in the heart. The Kwong lab studies mitochondrial biology in excitable tissues (heart, skeletal muscle, brain), with a specific focus on the interplay between cellular energy and death pathways (Kwong et al. 2015, Cell Reports; Kwong et al. 2015, Cell Metabolism). Applicants must have recently received or will soon be receiving a doctoral degree (Ph.D., MD/Ph.D., or equivalent) with training in physiology, molecular biology, or mouse genetics. Strong candidates will have expertise in cardiac physiology, mitochondrial bioenergetics, and intracellular calcium dynamics.