A post-doctoral fellowship position is AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY at the Center for Research on Cardiac
Intermediate Filaments (CRCIF), within the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Institute of Cardioscience:
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/heart_vascular_institute/research/by_laboratory/ The position is funded through a T32 training grant and therefore eligibility is limited to green-card holders and citizens of the United States.
The general theme of research is centered on the interaction between cardiac intermediate filaments (IFs) and mitochondria, in the setting of cardiovascular disease – the largest cause of hospitalization and death in the U.S. We recently published that desmin aggregates in the heart may act as amyloid aggregate observed in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases:
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/heart_failure_the_alzheimers_disease_of_the_heart.

Postdoctoral position on cardiac intermediate filamentsThe ideal candidate must be highly organized, proficient in English and interested in pursuing a career
in cardiovascular and muscle disease. A background in IFs biology is preferred and so is technical competence in cell and molecular biology and protein biochemistry. The successful candidate will be will be trained in protein biochemistry and proteomics as well as mitochondrial biology. The project will span from basic research to clinical applications.
Johns Hopkins University is a competitive institution that provides for an exciting research environment. The CRCIF is part of the Institute of Cardioscience, which along with the medical and undergraduate campuses gives us access to a very broad set of expertise and many learning
opportunities.
Interested candidates should email an updated CV and the contacts of three references to Giulio
Agnetti at gagnett1@jhmi.edu.

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