A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Steven S. Welc in the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology and Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health (ICMH) at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). The successful candidate will join a research group investigating system-to-system cross-talk and integrative cellular interactions that affect skeletal and cardiac muscle pathophysiology and function. Dr. Welc' s NIH-funded research focuses on paracrine signals produced by fibroblasts that exert regulatory effects on cardiac myocytes in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The laboratory uses state-of-the-art technologies and tissue-specific mutant mouse models to examine the molecular mechanisms that underlie dystrophin-deficient cardiac remodeling. The project is collaborative and multidisciplinary with excellent opportunities for advanced training and scientific development.
The applicant must be highly self-motivated, able to design and conduct experiments independently, analyze and interpret results, read literature, present work at meetings, write scientific manuscripts, and speak and write fluently in English. Candidates should be able to function well independently and in a small group. US citizens or permanent residents will have the opportunity to compete for NIH-funded training grants, but this is not required.
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