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Author: GSBS | Category: Opportunities | Cancer Biology | Biology of Aging | January 19, 2017

TGEN Postdoc Opportunity

Postdoctoral fellowship available at TGen for students with strengths in cell and molecular biology, cancer biology, genomics, and/or bioinformatics.

Stanford Postdoc Opportunity

Stanford has launched PRISM, a recruitment opportunity for late stage graduate students from diverse backgrounds to explore postdoctoral training at the Stanford School of Medicine. 

PRISM (Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative at the School of Medicine) offers students an opportunity to come to Stanford for a recruitment weekend, interview with potential mentors, and get the inside scoop on postdoctoral training at Stanford. The purpose of this program is to encourage those who might not currently consider a postdoctoral position at Stanford to get a first-hand look at whether Stanford might be a good fit for them. 

This opportunity is open to all. We encourage those from underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, or those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds, to apply. Applications consist of an application form, a CV, a research statement, a recommendation from your graduate advisor, and the names of 2-3 potential mentors within the School of Medicine.

For more information or to apply, go to http://postdocs.stanford.edu/PRISM

University of Washington Aging Opportunity

Postdoctoral Positions to Study Aging Heart and Skeletal Muscle Energetics and Function

Two NIH funded postdoctoral opportunities are available in the spring of 2017 at the University of Washington to study the interaction between mitochondrial redox signaling and heart and skeletal muscle aging in rodent models. The focus of this cycle of our Program Project is how interventions that enhance mitochondrial energetics and redox affect the cell environment to improve cardiac and skeletal muscle performance and responses to stress. Our laboratories use multi-level approaches that combine in vivo tools to assess mitochondrial function and muscle performance and isolated mitochondria and permeabilized muscle fibers to assess mitochondrial structure-function. A main interest of the Project is the use of small molecules to manipulate bioenergetics and redox biology to reverse age-related muscle dysfunction. Ongoing work with the Program Project team applies 1) proteomics to assess how mitochondrial deficits affect signaling through post-translational modifications, 2) magnetic resonance spectroscopy to probe mitochondrial function in vivo, and 3) biophysical approaches to understand the interaction between mitochondrial function and regulation of myofibrillar function and calcium dynamics. The current positions will focus on integrating studies of mitochondrial function with heart and/or skeletal muscle performance to test novel strategies for reversing the loss of muscle function with age.

The University of Washington is an outstanding environment for mitochondrial biology, muscle function and aging research. The Program Project provides a collaborative research environment studying mitochondrial redox stress as it relates to aging, healthspan, and age-related disease. The UW is also home to a Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging (http://www.uwaging.org/shock-center), a NIA-sponsored T32 training program (http://www.uwaging.org/training-grant) and the Mitochondrial and Metabolism Center (http://depts.washington.edu/mmcslu/).

This position requires experience working with rodent models of disease and basic understanding of mitochondrial energetics. Experience with measurement of cardiac or skeletal muscle contractile performance, cellular redox status, or mitochondrial respiration are desirable. Good oral and written communication skills are necessary. Candidates with a PhD, MD, or equivalent in physiology, pathology, or biochemistry that are interested in the basic biology of aging are encouraged to apply.

Please send a CV, a statement of research interests, and the names of three references to David Marcinek at dmarc@uw.edu (skeletal muscle applications) and/or Peter S. Rabinovitch at petersr@uw.edu (cardiac applications).

Second University of Washington Aging Opportunity

The NIH T32 Genetic Approaches to Aging Training Grant will have FOUR post-doctoral openings this Spring. The goal of our program is to train new independent investigators who will utilize molecular and genetic techniques to investigate the biology of aging. The objective this research is to elucidate the basic mechanisms underlying the process of aging and age-related changes in humans and in animal models of human aging. This includes investigations of the mechanisms responsible for the gradual or programmed alterations of structure and function that characterize normal aging, as well as how these adverse changes become risk factors for, or accompany, age-related conditions and disease states. Please see http://www.uwaging.org/training-grant for further details.

See Flyer.

Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Program 

University of San Diego

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego is hiring two Postdoctoral Scholars for its Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship program.

Departments hiring: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, English, Environmental and Ocean Sciences, History (with particularly interest in a scholar who specializes in African American History), Mathematics, Psychological Sciences, and Sociology.

Applications available now athttp://www.sandiego.edu/…/faculty-and-sta…/post-doctoral.php and are due on February 9th.

Questions? Contact usdpostdoc@sandiego.edu



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