The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on NIH-funded studies aimed at characterizing endometriosis in rhesus macaques and assessing the role of androgens and an obesogenic diet on the presentation of endometriosis. Presence of endometriosis impacts other organ systems, and analysis of non-reproductive tract systems/organs will be required. Endometriosis is a human and nonhuman primate (NHP) disorder, and handling of human and NHP tissues and other materials is required. In vivo work with laboratory animal models including immunocompromised rodents and NHPs, is required. Applicants will be expected to integrate into an established program and develop skills in immunohistochemistry, laser capture microdissection, and non-invasive imaging. Imaging techniques will include the use of radioactive materials and radiation-emitting devices. Imaging studies will include contrast-enhanced ultrasound, positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nanoparticle-mediated infrared imaging. The imaging studies will explore the role of vascular inflammation in the development of endometriosis and early placental function. Competency in molecular skills, including RNA/DNA isolation, quantitative real-time PCR, gene sequence analysis, and tissue/cell localization of proteins is essential.
Applicants should be able to work in a team dynamic, carry out research unsupervised, keep up-to-date on relevant literature in the field, provide meaningful data reports for presentation at scientific meetings, prepare manuscripts and collaborate on new grants. The applicant is expected to apply for future postdoctoral training opportunities as they arise.
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