University of California, Berkeley
Primary Research Area: Mitochondria
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Salary Range: $40,001 - $50,000
Postdoctoral Researcher Position at UC Berkeley
A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Brooks and Vazquez-Medina Labs, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley. The successful applicant will join an NIH-funded interdisciplinary team studying the underlying causes of metabolic inflexibility in aging. While the work will focus on studies in cells and laboratory rodents, another arm of the effort involves parallel studies on young and old, physically fit and unfit men and women. Hence, the successful candidate will work with his/her counterpart on humans in vivo and analyze tissues isolated from them.
Research in the laboratory is focused on the effects of aging, exercise, and exercise training on mitochondrial biogenesis, energetics and dynamics in striated muscle (cardiac, red, white, intermediate), white adipose tissue (WAT), and brain. The tools of physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology are being applied to the discovery and mitigation of factors that lead to mitochondrial fragmentation and loss of metabolic flexibility in aging. This work involves studies on cells and tissues isolated from young and old wild type and transgenic mice and rats.
Ph.D. in physiology, biochemistry, biomedical science, or a related subject. The successful candidate will have experience conducting independent research with in vivo and cellular models and a solid, emerging record of research achievements. Previous experience with exercise physiology or mitochondrial biology is desirable.