Faculty Mentor Name: Spiekerkoetter, Edda
URL : https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/edda-spiekerkoetter
Position Description: Postdoctoral Fellow in Pulmonary Vascular Research
A post-doctoral position is available at Stanford University in the laboratory of Edda Spiekerkoetter, MD, Assistant Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
The laboratory is interested in pulmonary vascular diseases with an emphasis on the pathogenesis and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), right heart failure and the role of the Bone Morphogenetic Protein Receptor 2 (BMPR2) in both. Using high-throughput technology as well as novel computational analyses of publicly available gene expression data sets, the goal is to identify pathways that either modulate BMPR2 or are consistently down-or upregulated in PAH, and that could be targeted with repurposed drugs to improve PAH.
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate with a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD, and an established track record in vascular biology. The strongest candidates will have a working knowledge in primary cell culture, expertise in a range of molecular and biochemical assays including RNA isolation, qRT-PCR, transfection (siRNA, adenoviral vectors), western blotting, confocal microscopy as well as experience with small animal surgery (Measurement of RVSP, flow/volume loops).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, and the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with a team.
For the right candidate this is an exciting opportunity to join a junior faculty in unraveling novel pathways in pulmonary vascular disease that could be targeted for treatment.
Desired Start Date: 2/15/2015
Appointment term: 2 years
Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae and a short statement describing previous research experience, future goals and contact information of three referees to E. Spiekerkoetter, MD
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Date Submitted: 1/12/2015
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