1. Postdoctoral positions are now available from a National Institute on Aging Training Grant to work with one of 30 participating faculty. Contact Steven Austad, Ph.D. for information. A list of participating faculty with links to their contact information and individual Web pages may be found in the far right column. For more information regarding application requirements for this postdoctoral fellowship, link here: NIA Biology of Aging Training Grant.
2. A full-time postdoctoral fellow position is open in the laboratory of Shane Rea, Ph.D. at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas.
The Rea laboratory combines worm, yeast and mouse models to understand the mechanism of cellular and organism aging. Our primary model is the C. elegans Mit mutants, a collection of genetic- and RNA-defined gene disruptions that reduce mitochondrial electron transport chain functionality yet, paradoxically, increase lifespan. Currently, we have identified the key component mediating the longevity signal in the Mit mutants. A position is open to join our team at this very exciting time.
For a fuller description of this position and employment criteria, click here: Postdoc Recruitment-Rea Lab.
Dr. Ikeno's laboratory is studying the effects of oxidative stress on aging and age-related pathology, using unique animal models that overexpress or downregulate antioxidant enzymes, including thioredoxin and Cu/Zn SOD. Research projects include: (1) redox sensitive signaling with mice that overexpress thioredoxin 1 or 2; and (2) obesity/inflammation/oxidative damage/insulin signaling with Cu/ZnSOD transgenic rats or mice fed a high-fat diet; (3) anti-tumor actions of caloric restriction.
Experience in standard techniques of molecular and cellular biology is required. A strong research background in the area of oxidative stress and signaling is appreciated.
Please use the link provided to contact Dr. Ikeno for more information.
4. A full-time postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Merry Lindsey, Ph.D. at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the Texas Research Park Campus of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas.
The laboratory of Dr. Merry Lindsey is primarily interested in the inflammatory and fibrotic responses to myocardial infarction (MI), focusing on matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) roles in post-MI left ventricular remodeling. We use techniques in physiology, pathology, pharmacology, biochemistry, engineering, cell biology, proteomics, and computational biology to better understand cardiac responses to injury.
Qualifications: Candidates (MD and/or PhD) must have solid experience with contemporary techniques, preferably with emphasis in cardiovascular biology. Expertise with mouse cardiac surgery, proteomics, cell biology, or standard computational biology approaches is a major plus. Suitable candidates must also have excellent organizational and communication skills, be enthusiastic about their work, and be highly motivated to succeed.
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of at lease three references via email to Merry Lindsey, PhD, Associate Professor, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer