The laboratory of Dr. Yassine Sassi at the Fralin Biomedical
Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion located on the Health
Sciences and Technology campus in Roanoke (Virginia)
https://fbri.vtc.vt.edu/ is seeking two dynamic and creative
postdoctoral researchers to join the team.
Applicants should hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree with less than four
years of postdoctoral experience and have research interests in
cardiac and/or pulmonary diseases. Candidates should be
enthusiastic about collaborative and interdisciplinary research, be
highly motivated to develop as an independent scientist, have a
strong work ethic and demonstrate excellent scientific and
communication skills. The candidate is expected to participate in
research grant preparations, manuscript writing and presentation of
research results at international conferences. Expertise in the
following areas is advantageous: in vivo models of cardiovascular
and/or pulmonary diseases, mammalian cell culture, molecular
biology and histology.
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will end
when the positions are filled.
The Sassi lab is focused on studying the role of coding and
non-coding RNAs and cyclic nucleotides pathways in cardiac health
and disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension and pulmonary
fibrosis. The Sassi lab aims to identify new therapeutic approaches
for cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. The laboratory utilizes
multiple approaches involving cell and molecular biology, and
animal models of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases.
• Ph.D. or MD/Phd degree in life sciences. PhD or MD must be
awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of
appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
• Strong publication record.
• Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational and team
• Highly motivated and creative.
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal
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August 16, 2021