Versiti Blood Research Institute/Medical College of Wisconsin

Postdoctoral Fellow - Laboratory of Roy L. Silverstein, Interim Director and Senior Investigator, Versiti Blood Research Institute; and John and Linda Mellowes, Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

We are seeking highly self-motivated candidates for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Versiti Blood Research Institute (BRI) in the laboratory of Dr. Silverstein, the former President of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and a leading investigator in the fields of thrombosis and vascular biology. His lab work focuses on a specific cellular receptor known as CD36, the defining member of the Type 2 scavenger receptor family, that is expressed on the surface of platelets, macrophages, and adipocytes.

The lab has developed a “tool kit” to study this protein in vivo and in vitro, including genetic knockout mice crossed into several disease model backgrounds, specific antibodies and shRNA reagents, and highly specific ligands. The fellow will work on an NIH-funded collaborative project with the lab of Dr. Weiguo Cui seeking to understand how CD36 signaling impacts mitochondrial function during atherosclerosis.

For more info about the Silverstein lab, CLICK HERE

Qualified applicants (0-4 years of postdoctoral training with either PhD or MD degree) must have strong knowledge and research experience in biochemistry, cell biology, and immunology. Applicants must be able to work independently and have excellent written and oral communication skills in English. The successful applicant will be eligible to apply for the prestigious BRI Director’s Award which provides an additional supplement to the standard stipend.

Located on the campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, adjacent to the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Blood Research Institute offers a dynamic multi-disciplinary research environment with access to state-of-the-art facilities and a training environment for career development. https://authoring.versiti.org/research/blood-research-institute

To apply, send your CV with email address to: Dr. Yiliang Chen at [email protected].