A postdoctoral fellow position is available to study lung injury and repair in the lab of Dr. Christopher M. Waters, Ph.D., in The Department of Physiology at The University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. We are seeking outstanding scientists with Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degrees. The ideal candidate will have research experience in the field of pulmonary disease with a focus on acute lung injury, inflammation, mechanobiology, or epithelial biology, but outstanding candidates with experience in other areas will be considered.
Responsibilities of the position include working with Dr. Christopher M. Waters, Ph.D., to conduct NIH-sponsored research on mechanisms of lung injury and repair involving apoptosis signal-regulating kinase-1 (ASK1); designing and conducting experimental studies within an interdisciplinary team; and organizing, analyzing, and presenting experimental data. Experience with cell culture, molecular biology, animal models of lung injury, inflammation, epithelial biology, mechanical ventilation, atomic force microscopy, and pulmonary physiology are desirable. All applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills.
The Department of Physiology is currently ranked in the top ten nationally by the American Physiological Society. Candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae, a description of research interests/goals (not to exceed two pages – upload under Specific Request 1), and a list of references with contact information (upload under Specific Request 2).
This position will be open until filled.
Experience with cell culture, molecular biology techniques, animal models of lung injury, inflammation, epithelial biology, mechanical ventilation, atomic force microscopy, and pulmonary physiology are desirable.
All applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
MD or PhD
Required Related Experience:
Proficient with cell culture and rodent models of lung injury
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Preferred PhD with Pulmonary Disease related research experience.
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