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This position is in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Orthopaedic Research Laboratories (PI: Matthew Goodwin) in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University in Saint Louis has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate in the field of metabolism to investigate regulation of metabolism. Specifically, the Goodwin lab is interested in how the local microenvironment interacts with specific tissues like tumors (typically with rich blood supply) and intervertebral discs (typically with poor blood supply). Focus is currently on substrate utilization and how inhibition of one or more pathways (e.g. lactate transport) alters substrate utilization, cell viability, gene expression, and other pertinent downstream processes. The candidate will carry out studies on both cell lines and animals, and will utilize cutting edge technology in the lab. The candidate should be motivated, organized, and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
The successful candidate should ideally have (or about to be awarded) a PhD in basic science with experience in physiology or metabolism.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
Post Doc Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting.� To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in �Applicant Special Instructions�.
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Applicant Special Instructions:
Applicants should apply by sending a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references via email to:
Matthew Goodwin, MD, PhD
Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, Missouri USA
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