University of Vermont (UVM)

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Vermont (UVM), United States

Burlington, VT, United States

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.


Minimum Qualifications

Education: Ph.D. in Biological/Biomedical Sciences or related field.


Required Qualifications

·      Strong background in reproductive biology and experience working with mouse models

·      Adequate knowledge and skills to perform molecular biology techniques, microscopy and cell culture


Desirable Qualifications

·      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



The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate