Postdoctoral Research Associate (STEM CELL BIOLOGY)
This is a Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in a newly-developing Biomedical Institute for Regenerative Research within the College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The position will be funded initially for 1 year with an option to renew for a second year (or more) depending upon satisfactory progress in the duties and the continuing availability of funding. The research will be focused on inducing stem cells or non-muscle differentiated cells to differentiate into cardiac muscle cells in culture and for use in the repair of myocardial infarction in rodent models to set the stage for translational medical applications in future human clinical trials. The culture and maintenance of stem cell lines will be required as will surgery to induce infarctions in the animal models followed by injection of stem cells to treat and regenerate the damaged areas of the hearts. Morphological and physiological analyses will be done on the treated mice and rats to evaluate the effect of heart repair by the stem cell treatment. A major role in helping to write grants and manuscripts for publication and biosafety and IACUC protocols will be an important component of the job. In addition, direct supervision and collaborations with undergraduate and graduate students working in the laboratory will be strongly encouraged.
This position requires expertise in cellular, molecular/developmental biology, tissue culture, microscopy and small animal surgery. The job will involve the culture and maintenance of stem cell lines in order to direct their differentiation into myocardial cells which will be used in experiments to repair myocardial infarctions induced in mouse and rat models of the heart disease. Analysis of the repair process from the stem cells injected into the mouse and rat models will then be analyzed using various imaging techniques including histology and fluorescent confocal microscopy and cell and molecular biology methods as well as analyses of physiological parameters of infarct recovery. The job will also require participation in writing grant applications and manuscripts, presenting work at national/international conferences and in writing and updating compliance protocols for biosafety and animal care.
• Location: Commerce, Texas, 75429, United States.
• Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
• Company Name: Texas A&M University-Commerce
• Industry: Regenerative Medicine
• Job Function: Postdoctoral Fellow
• Job Type: Full-Time
• Job Duration: 1-2 Years
• Min Education: PhD
• Min Experience: 0-1 Year
• Salary: $40,000.00 - $60,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
Contact: Dr. Mohammad Javed Equbal
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas, United States.