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. DATE CREATED/MODIFIED/REVIEWED: 4/27/10 JB
The lab of Dr. Zhiyong Lin seeks a qualified post doctoral candidate. Applicants should have strong laboratory based research skills including cellular, molecular, and physiological techniques in addition to experience working with small animals.
The main focus of the Lin lab centers around the molecular mechanisms that govern vascular and hepatic function. Currently, one major aspect of our work focuses on the mechanistic underpinnings and biological consequences associated with vascular diseases; specifically atherosclerosis, restenosis, and aortic aneurysms and dissections. Another key area of interest centers on the regulation of alcohol metabolism in the liver as well as the regulation of hepatic function by CCN proteins