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Postdoctoral Researcher in Cellular Metabolic EngineeringPosted by: University of Pennsylvania
Posted date: Mar-31-2015
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Postdoc Research Position in Cellular Metabolic Engineering
A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA USA.
The laboratory focuses on the linkage between cellular metabolic dysfunction and cellular mechanical behaviors. We use multiple cell lines to study how alterations in cell mechanical properties and cell metabolic function are interrelated, especially during cell exposure to environmental stress.
The project focuses on the role mitochondrial function and cell membrand and cytoskeletal organization in the presence of environmental stress. This involves the analysis of cell viscoelasticity using atomic force microscopy and QCM-D measurements as well as their interplay with specific inhibition of metabolic function and/or cytoskeletal integrity.
In addition to standard cell biology techniques, the project requires prior experience with AFM and/or QCM-D techniques. The preferred candidate will be highly motivated with a strong background in cellular mechanics and will desire to join a highly interdisciplinary and dynamic research group. Interested individuals should have obtained their PhD or equivalent recently and have a strong publication track record in cellular mechanics or metabolic engineering.
The successful candidate must be able to independently plan and execute research activities, including data collection, evaluation and analysis. The candidate should have good communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to work in a dynamic team. Ability to work in the United States (U.S. Citizen or green card holder) is required.
Please send your CV, a brief statement of your past and current research, and contact information of three referees to: David M. Eckmann, Ph.D., M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Professor of Bioengineering, at eckmanndmuphs.upenn.edu. Applications will be reviewed immediately until the position is filled.