Seeking a highly-motivated Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Carol Witczak in the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The goal of the Witczak Lab is to identify the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control skeletal muscle glucose and protein metabolism. The selected candidate will participate in a team working with mouse models of type 2 diabetes or exercise, surgical techniques to alter gene expression or muscle size, radioactive and non-radioactive metabolic tracer studies, as well as a variety of biochemical and molecular biology assays (e.g. immunoblots, PCR, enzyme activity, etc). The ideal person will be curious, able to work independently, but also in close consultation with the Principal Investigator as well as other laboratory personnel.
Duties and responsibilities:
Develop and conduct scientific research experiments with mouse models, initially with supervision and then progressively towards independent work. These experiments include but are not limited to:
-Conventional PCR genotyping and mouse colony management -Mammalian cell culture -In vivo glycemic and metabolic experiments -Ex vivo muscle metabolic assays -RT-PCR, immunoblots, immunoprecipitation, kinase activity assays -Accurately document research findings for use in scientific publications and grant submission. -Participate in the writing of scientific publications and grant submissions. -Participate in research group meetings within the Indiana University School of Medicine.
As the nation's largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city in the State of Indiana. It is growing economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation. Indianapolis has a sophisticated blend of charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. Residents of this dynamic city, and surrounding suburbs, enjoy leading educational systems and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population. Indianapolis International Airport is a top-ranked international airport, being named
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