Dr. Kazuyo Kegan, Ph.D., at The Center for Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR)/Department of Anesthesiology Research, is seeking qualified applicants for postdoctoral fellowship positions in her new laboratory at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine. The position is immediately available. The overall focus of the Kegan lab is to understand the mechanisms of immune and physiological responses and cell signaling in the pulmonary vasculature during the development of pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure.
Postdoctoral fellow(s) will work on projects to determine how hypoxic and inflammatory responses in the pulmonary vasculature develop and contribute to the evolution of vascular remodeling and right heart failure. To elucidate these mechanisms, fellows will use in vivo animal models, genetically modified animals, in vitro cell biology, immunohistochemistry, and genetic and biochemical approaches.
A successful candidate will use basic science approaches to address clinically relevant issues within a multidisciplinary team. In addition, he/she will have opportunities to use highly specialized techniques for isolation and culture of primary cells in vitro, and analysis of pulmonary vascular physiology and/or hemodynamics in vivo.
Candidates should have a PhD degree with a background in physiology, cell biology, biomedical science, or pharmacology. A strong publication record is also recommended. Individuals with experience in vascular/macrophage biology, immunology, or animal studies in pulmonary/cardiovascular diseases will be given preference. We value self-motivated, enthusiastic, and collaborative team members. Salary follows the NIH standard and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter (1-2 pages) containing a summary of their prior work, research interests, and career goals along with a CV and three references as a single pdf file: email@example.com