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Job Title: Postdoc Research Fellow
Job Number:
Organization: Vanderbilt Medical Centwer
Posted: 10/2/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care - General
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Nashville,  TN    USA
Compensation: starting NIH Payscale $ 47,484
Position Description: An NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Roberto Vanacore, PhD to investigate the role of lysyl oxidases in normal renal function and kidney fibrosis utilizing in vitro and in vivo methodologies. Our goal is to better understand the molecular mechanisms contributing to renal fibrosis in chronic kidney disease. We use cutting edge approaches in proteomics/mass spectrometry in combination with biochemistry, molecular biology and animalmodels to investigate the structure-function relationship of these collagen- crosslinking enzymes on the biosynthesis, assembly and function of the renal extracellular matrix. Since identifying novelpotential therapies for renal disease is animportant goal of the laboratory, the candidate will also pursue translational research in collaboration with a pharmaceutical company by testing novel compounds designed to inhibit the development and progression of kidney fibrosis. The Vanacore Lab is housed in the Division of Nephrology and is part of the Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease and Center for Matrix Biology.

Qualifications: We are seeking a highly motivated recent PhD graduate who has experience in protein biochemistry and molecular and cell biology. The ideal candidate will be proficient in the design, cloning,purification and functional characterization of recombinant enzymes. A desire to deepen proficiency in protein biochemistry by learning mass spectrometry/proteomics will be a good fit as our Lab can provide excellent training opportunities in a great environment. Experience in small animal work is preferred, although not a requirement as the laboratory can provide training to murine models of renal disease. Ability to think and work independently as well as a creative and critical mindset are key features for a successful applicant. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work as a team member are essential. Participation in the writing of grants and manuscript is expected. Preference will be given to individuals pursuing an academic career who have a strong desire to drive projects to completion and publish as a lead author.

Organization Description: Vanderbilt Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing Date: 1/2/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Debbie Scott,  Postdoc Research Fellow
Contact Location: Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
1161 21st Ave South S3223 Medical Center N
Nashville   TN  37232-2372
United States
Contact Location: Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
  1161 21st Ave South S3223 Medical Center N
  Nashville   TN  37232-2372
  United States
Contact Phone: 615-343-3764 
Contact Fax: 615-343-4704
Contact Email: debbie.scott@vanderbilt.edu
Web Address:
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter describing previous professional experiences, a summary of your current work, future plans and expectations. When listing publications please include a brief summary of your role and contributions to the study. A cover letter, CV and contact information for at least 3 references should be sent to roberto.vanacore@vanderbilt.edu.

Additional Information: Please submit a cover letter describing previous professional experiences, a summary of your current work, future plans and expectations. When listing publications please include a brief summary of your role and contributions to the study. The letter, CV and contact information for at least 3 references should be sent to roberto.vanacore@vanderbilt.edu.

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