A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the laboratory of Hongjun Wang, Ph.D., in the Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). This position will involve in studying novel methods that can increase islet survival after transplantation to treat patients with chronic pancreatitis and diabetes. Ongoing projects are focused on mechanisms to improve islet graft survival and function after transplantation, using techniques such as islet encapsulation, induction of protective genes, etc. Another area that can be pursed is to study the protective effect of HO-1 in obesity and insulin resistance.
Duties include helping design and conduct research within the research field while receiving advanced training from the Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts.
A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D. or M.D.) in an appropriate field. Experience with basic molecular biology techniques (i.e., cell culture, protein and RNA analysis, animal handling/surgical techniques, etc) is a plus. Good scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues.
MUSC has ranked in the U.S. News & World Report top 20 Hospitals. Its medical School is recognized internationally and this is an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate who is willing to dedicate to find a cure for human disease such as chronic pancreatitis and diabetes.
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Deadline: September 30, 2012