Postdoc position available – extracellular vesicle / immunometabolism

Expected Starting Salary Range: – 5% above the NIH extramural scale based on years of experience.

The Nakamura lab is recruiting a Post-doctoral Research Fellow who is experienced in molecular biology, RNA biology, and /or immunology to support an NIH R01-funded position. The lab researches the role of extracellular vesicles (EVs) in the regulation of immunometabolism in the pathogenesis of obesity-associated metabolic and inflammatory diseases. We have been developing R01- projects investigating tissue-specific EVs and their RNA cargos in metabolic and inflammatory diseases, including but not limited to type-2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, based on our recent findings (Cell 2010, Nature 2012, Diabetes 2014, PNAS 2015, Cell Reports 2015, Cell Reports 2018, Nature Comm 2018, Endocrinology 2021). The successful candidate will engage in immunological studies with our newly established mouse and cell culture models, EV’s RNA cargo network analyses, and human clinical samples to comprehensively understand the roles of EVs in metabolic and inflammatory diseases.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, execute, and record laboratory experiments, and analyze the data.
  • Research and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques. Implement this knowledge in the Division/Department.
  • Present research at laboratory meetings, journal clubs, seminars, and meetings.
  • Draft, write, and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles, abstracts, and grants.
  • Maintain currency in field through continuing education, literature, and seminars.
  • Attend required Cincinnati Children’s training sessions and ensure regulatory compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Cincinnati Children’s Research and Training at a Glance

  • Among the top in NIH funding for pediatric research institutions
  • Over 1.4 million square feet of research laboratory space
  • 900+ scientists conducting basic, translational, and clinical research
  • Over 2000 publications annually in top-tier journals
  • Access to Employee Resource Groups and Mentorship programs
  • Postdocs have gone on to careers in academia, biotech, pharma, teaching etc.
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