Summary Description: The Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, has Two Research Positions available. Research is directed toward the understanding of metabolism in normal and diseased myocardium, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. Emphasis is placed on the study of metabolism in heart failure and other cardiovascular disease states. We are exploring the critical pathways of glucose and lipid metabolism in various tissues using in cell culture models, animal models of human diseases and human tissue samples. These studies include work on the uptake, dynamics and metabolism of glucose and fatty acids in various tissues, analysis of protein-protein interactions of signaling molecules within various pathways and fluorescence imaging of cells and tissues.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates are sought who have experience working with cell culture and animal models of human disease. In addition, candidates should have a basic knowledge of cell and tissue culture techniques, common molecular biology techniques (RT-PCR, Western blotting), and general biochemistry methods. Moreover, skills and experience in imaging techniques and analysis will be advantageous.
Preferred Qualifications: Relevant experience in XXXX research unit and the ability to supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
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