Postdoctoral Scholar

Campus/Location:College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterDate Announced:06/13/2018Date Closing:06/19/2018Job Number:79813Work Unit: Penn State College Of Medicine Department:Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Description

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Scot R. Kimball in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at the Penn State College of Medicine to study the molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways involved in the regulation of muscle atrophy and hypertrophy. A Ph.D. in Physiology, Kinesiology, or related field is required. Necessary research skills include biochemical, molecular and cellular biology techniques. Candidates must be adept at designing and performing experiments and interpreting data. They should also exhibit excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as demonstrated by previous publications and presentations. Background and interest in gene regulation through modulation of mRNA translation is essential. Previous experience and publications in assessing rates of protein synthesis in skeletal muscle, and in rodent models of muscle atrophy, e.g. hindlimb suspension, is important.