A post-doctoral position is available to work on an exciting program exploring immune modulation of expression and function of cholesterol transport proteins in the cardiovascular and nervous systems. This bench-to-bedside research has applications in understanding and treating human disorders including atherosclerosis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and systemic autoimmune disorders.
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant scientific discipline such as Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology or Lipidology. At least 4 years of hands-on laboratory experience with DNA, RNA, protein analysis, tissue culture, histology, flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry are required. The candidate will be expected to work with human and murine monocytes/macrophages, endothelium and neuronal cells to elucidate processes that mediate cellular lipid accumulation and cholesterol flux. Knowledge of cardiovascular structure and function are desirable. Knowledge of various scientific databases and experience with publishing or presenting experimental results highly desirable. May use discretion in prioritizing and organizing workflow and in optimizing methodologies and results. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated critical thinker with excellent work habits, and scientific and personal integrity. Teaching and supervising of medical students and house staff expected.
The Institute offers excellent facilities in a stimulating, multi-disciplinary working environment. There is opportunity for advancement toward independence.
Competitive salary and benefits. Interested candidates should submit updated curriculum vitae, bibliography and contact information for three references.
For additional information contact:
Allison B. Reiss, M.D.
Head, Inflammation Section, Winthrop University Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
Mineola, New York, 11501
Phone: (516) 663-3455 E-Mail: Areiss@winthrop.org