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Factors Related to Liver Disease ProgressionPosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2019-Jul-12
The focus of the workgroup is to elucidate factors that affect liver disease progression. The approach underlying the research is that biological questions arising from human disease are best answered utilizing trials in humans and human samples. Furthermore, it is held as fundamental that the resultant understanding of human biology would in turn translate into improvements in human health. The program takes advantage of the uniqueness of the NIH in that it spans high-risk discovery research in liver disease, through preclinical translational research, to paradigm-shifting clinical trials. The laboratory is not technique focused and as an example has recently utilized genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, ELISA, flow cytometry, and computational biology as a means of understanding a unique sample set obtained from humans with hepatitis C.
The candidate will study factors that either cause liver disease to progress or regress by applying a variety of techniques in a question focused manner. The ultimate goal is to reverse liver disease. The Translational Hepatology Section is based within The Liver Diseases Branch. Thus, the advantages of working within a smaller well-defined group are amplified by the broader setting of multiple groups working on liver diseases, including a clinical section, all within the branch.Qualifications:
The candidate should have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD with a strong scientific background. Exceptional communication skills, both verbally and in writing, are required. A clear sense of organization, purpose, and accountability are essential as well as the ability to flourish in a team setting. Experience in bioinformatics is desirable. Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.To Apply:
Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. The starting date of the fellowship is flexible but preferably by the summer of 2019. This position is only open to someone who has not had previous postdoctoral experience. Applications should include a cover statement, a resume, and the contact information for three references. The application should be submitted to: Theo Heller, MD, Chief, Translational Hepatology Section; E-mail: Theohintra.niddk.nih.gov. Application Deadline: 9/15/19.
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