Postdoctoral Fellow

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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Health & Medical, Medicine
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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution
Postdoctoral Fellow

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Aug 19, 2019

A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately at the Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine - Section of Cardiology to conduct research in skeletal muscle biology. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Tadashi Yoshida and Dr. Patrice Delafontaine. The project involves, but is not limited to, studying the changes in skeletal muscle molecular signaling pathways, physiology and function in multiple chronic disease models including cardiovascular disease and cancer. The position involves both in vitro and in vivo studies. Experience in both basic molecular biology and in handling rodents is highly desirable.

We seek a highly motivated, proactive and collaborative individual. This job involves designing and conducting research projects, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, presenting at national/international conferences and writing manuscripts. The Pl will closely work with the successful candidate for training in all of these aspects, and the candidate will be encouraged to apply for independent postdoctoral fellowship grants within 2 years.


  • Solid analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with common laboratory equipment and techniques required
  • Ability to multi-task, and prioritize work assignments

Motivation to develop an independent research project, in addition to the assigned projects.


Selected candidates must complete and pass a background check and an occupational health screening as a condition of employment . For identified jobs, a drug screening will also be required. The background investigation, required occupational health screening, and any required drug screening will be conducted after a conditional employment offer has been extended.

  1. PhD, MD or equivalent degree with a strong background in cardiovascular and/or skeletal muscle biology.
  2. Research experience in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, animal physiology, and genetics.

Application Instructions:

FIRST: Please use the "APPLY NOW" link to apply for this position. You will not be considered as a candidate for this position unless you apply using this link.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans. 

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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