Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Stem Cell Biology
Two postdoctoral positions are immediately
available in the laboratory of Dr. Sang-Ging Ong (https://www.onglab.org/) in the Department
of Pharmacology and the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at the
University of Illinois at Chicago. The Ong lab is stably funded by the National
Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and institutional funding.
Using mouse models, patients’ samples,
and patient-specific iPSCs, the Ong lab seek to understand the molecular and
biological mechanisms underlying various cardiovascular diseases through
cellular, genetic, and biochemical approaches. We are particularly interested in cardiometabolic diseases
with a focus on mitochondrial biology in both cardiomyocytes and endothelial
cells. In addition, we are currently seeking candidates to explore how post-transcriptional
regulation of various types of RNA lead to metabolic changes in the heart under
both physiological and pathological conditions.
Qualifications: Recent or upcoming PhD
or MD/PhD degree and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications with at
least two first-author manuscripts (IF>5) is essential. Candidates should
have experience working in two or more of the following areas: 1) stem cell
biology/chemical biology, 2) mouse models of cardiovascular diseases, 3)
gene-editing techniques/cloning, 4) epigenetics/epitranscriptomics, 5) molecular
biology/biochemistry/cell signaling, and 6) cellular metabolism.
Please refrain from applying if you do not
meet these requirements.
Interested candidates should submit a CV
with the names of three referees to Dr. Sang-Ging Ong ( ).
The position is open immediately until filled.
University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are
encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks
on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks
will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.