The MDI Biological Laboratory seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to work in the laboratory of Dr. Voot Yin.
The Yin Lab studies the cell and molecular mechanism of heart regeneration and scar tissue resolution in zebrafish and mice. An overarching theme shared by regenerating zebrafish and mouse hearts is the reliance on pro-proliferative signals released from nonmyocyte cells within the injury microenvironment. Identifying and characterizing these signals is a central goal of the Yin lab. Recently, the lab identified a small molecule, MSI-1436, that stimulates new muscle synthesis and minimizes scar tissue formation in the mouse heart after MI. The ideal candidate will define MSI-1436 effects on injured tissues and determine the extent that the regenerative property of MSI-1436 is influenced by immune cells that are recruited to the injury microenvironment.
• Ph.D. degree in cell biology, genetics, immunology or biomedical sciences
• Highly motivated, able to work independently, and in a team environment
• Strong enthusiasm for developing new skills and expertise
• Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
• Previous experience working with mouse or immunology is desirable
This position will be funded by the P.I., but postdoctoral fellows are expected to apply for their own external fellowship funding.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits.
The MDI Biological Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.