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Monday, July 21, 2008

Multiple Postdoctoral Fellowships

Multiple Positions Available at Johns Hopkins

NIH funded postdoctoral position is immediately available for highly motivated individuals seeking to build a career in lung diseases. The lab is interested in basic mechanistic and translational research focusing on bzip transcription factor, Nrf2. Previous work from the lab have demonstrated that this transcription factor determines the susceptibility and severity of emphysema, asthma and various pulmonary diseases by regulating environmental stress response.

Postdoctoral Position in lung disease

The project involves the molecular mechanism of Nrf2 dependent regulation of stress response in mice disease models as well as translational aspect of targeting this transcription factor intervening diseases. Individuals with a strong background in molecular biology/biochemistry are encouraged to apply. The position is restricted to US citizens/permanent residents due to NIH training grant restriction. The candidate should have a PhD in Molecular biology/Cancer biology/biochemistry or related discipline.

Postdoctoral Position in radiation/stem cell biology

Primary focus of this project is to understand and develop Nrf2 based therapeutics to treat radiation induced bystander effect (oxidative and inflammatory damage to normal tissues) caused during radiotherapy or accidental exposure. Another arm of the project is to develop stem cell based therapies to treat lung inflammatory diseases caused by radiation and other environmental toxicants. The candidate should have a PhD and strong background in Molecular biology/immunology/Cancer biology/biochemistry or related discipline. Expertise in radiation biology/ stem cell biology with animal research is highly desirable.

Postdoctoral position in Cancer Biology

NIH funded postdoctoral position is immediately available for highly motivated individuals seeking to build a career in cancer biology. The lab is interested in basic, mechanistic and translational research focusing on bzip transcription factor, Nrf2 that regulates several drug and electrophile detoxification genes. Previous work from our lab has shown that gain of Nrf2 activity in lung tumor cells confers chemo and radioresistance due to mutation in its inhibitor, Keap1. Primary focus of this project is to understand the novel pathways regulated by Nrf2 in cancer cells which confer resistance to chemotherapy, radiotherapy and promote tumor growth. Another focus of the project is to develop siRNA and small molecule based drugs/ strategies for targeting Nrf2 to treat lung and other drug resistant cancers. Candidates with PhD and strong background in Cancer biology with mice xenograft model can contact by email.

Send CV with names of 3 references to Shyam Biswal, School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, by email Biswallab@gmail.com

Postdoctoral Position (Johns Hopkins)

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION to study molecular and cellular mechanisms of angiogenesis, with particular emphasis on neovascular eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy. Prior background in molecular and/or cell biology would be helpful, but is not essential.

Send curriculum vitae and names of three references to: Dr. E. Duh, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1550 Orleans Street, Room 143, Baltimore, MD 21231. E-mail: eduh@jhmi.edu. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Research Fellow, Flavivirus Group, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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RESEARCH FELLOW, Flavivirus Group, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services, is recruiting for a Research Fellow. The position will be available in the Flavivirus group of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, and scientists with a M.D., Ph.D., or D.V.M. are eligible. The Research activity involves (1) the development of live attenuated dengue and Japanese encephalitis vaccine candidates and their characterization in rodents, non-human primates, and humans; (2) the development and use of reverse genetic systems for these viruses to examine basic questions of viral genetics, molecular virology, viral pathogenesis, and the molecular basis of attenuation; (3) the development and implementation of methods for the evaluation of the histopathologic basis of disease caused by Japanese encephalitis virus; (4) production of novel candidate vaccines using site-directed mutagenesis to introduce desired attenuating mutations into viral genomes; and (4) the evaluation of the immunologic determinants of resistance to infection and illness caused by these flaviviruses. This full-time research position offers a unique opportunity to work on investigations that range from basic molecular biology to applied vaccine development in a collaborative environment, and provides excellent training for scientists who plan a research career in infectious diseases.

Qualifications: Research Fellow applicants should have three or more years of relevant post-doctoral experience; the salary range is $44,180 - $108,319. A full package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available. Applicants with an MD degree are eligible for the NIH Loan Repayment Program.

Application Process: Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and names and addresses of three (3) references to Brian Murphy, 50 South Drive Room 6517 MSC 8007, Bethesda, MD 20892-8007, FAX: (301) 480-1268, email: bm25F@nih.gov.

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National Institutes of Health
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Press Officer / Science Writer (NINDS)

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has an opening for a press officer/writer-editor, GS-11/13. This is the office where I work, so feel free to ask me if you have any questions. And please pass on to anyone you think might be interested.

You can find the announcement here.

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