A vacancy exists for a postdoctoral fellow who will work between the Exercise Physiology Laboratory at the Universidad Finis Terrae and the Functional Molecular Biology laboratory at the University of California Davis.
The successful candidate will work on a privately funded 2 year research project to determine the mechanism underlying the loss of function and potential treatment strategies for desminopathies. The research involves breeding and care of mice, functional testing, the determination of protein synthesis and degradation, and the molecular analysis of skeletal muscle samples.
Candidates must have a PhD in physiology, molecular biology, exercise physiology, or a related field, and an interest in understanding the molecular mechanism underlying muscle function and wasting. The preferred candidate will have a background in physiology, some experience working with animal models, and a strong inquisitive nature.
The position is funded by, and centered in, the Exercise Physiology Laboratory of the Universidad Finis Terrae in Santiago, Chile. The successful candidate will be required to travel to Davis, California to perform experiments and will work closely with both laboratories. Salary will be in Chilean Pesos and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The postdoctoral researcher will officially be employed through the University Finis Terrae.
Applications in the form of a CV and cover letter, including the names and addresses of 3 referees, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants will only be contacted if invited to interview.
Closing Date: January 15, 2016
The investigators are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Hermann ZBINDEN-FONCEA, PhD
Exercise Physiology Laboratory
Universidad Finis Terrae
Keith BAAR, PhD
Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory
University of California Davis