Postdoctoral Position in Reproductive Biology/ Women’s health research
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Shanmugasundaram Nallasamy, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont College of Medicine. The research focus of Nallasamy laboratory is to understand the mechanisms by which the uterus maintains quiescence during pregnancy and subsequent transition to a contractile state at term. The aim of the current project is to investigate the structure and function of myometrial extracellular matrix in the transition of a myometrial cell from quiescent to contractile phenotype. We use cell culture systems, mouse models, microscopic imaging, tissue biomechanics, flow cytometry, genomics, and proteomics.
Education: Ph.D. in Biological/Biomedical Sciences or related field.
· Strong background in reproductive biology and experience working with mouse models
· Adequate knowledge and skills to perform molecular biology techniques, microscopy and cell culture
· Motivated individuals with a commitment to academic research
· Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments
· Effectively communicate scientific data, present at conferences, and publish in peer-reviewed journals
· Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a productive manner
· Working knowledge of computer software for data analyses, and presentations
· May be responsible for laboratory operations
· Ability to maintain quality, and safety control standards
Interested candidates should submit a single pdf file that includes a cover letter that summarizes research interests and professional goals, along with a current CV and the names and contact information of three references to:
Shanmugasundaram Nallasamy, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Reproductive Sciences
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of Vermont College of Medicine
89 Beaumont Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405
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