Overview. The Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes (TRI-MD) at Florida Hospital is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to work as a member of the Exercise and Bioenergetics Program. The candidate will contribute to Industry/NIH/Pharmaceutical and government sponsored and investigator-initiated research that supports the TRI-MD scientific research plan. He/she will be a highly motivated individual and will focus primarily on an NIH-sponsored research project in the area of muscle aging, sarcopenia and exercise. This opportunity focuses on aging-associated loss of muscle mass and strength and elucidating the role that intramyocellular lipids (sphingolipids) and mitochondrial energetics may play in this process. The candidate will be capable of working independently and will be responsible for directing research projects, conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing data and writing abstracts and manuscripts for publication. The TRI-MD is a clinical research institute that is focused on translational research in metabolic diseases including obesity, diabetes and the metabolic origins of cardiovascular diseases. Clinical investigations into the biology of exercise, human skeletal muscle and adipose tissue, feature prominently within these primary themes.
Informal enquires to: Paul Coen PhD, Faculty Investigator -- Florida Hospital, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes. 301 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32804
Required qualifications. Candidates should have a primary degree in which physiology or metabolism was a significant component, and a doctorate in a scientific field such as exercise physiology, physiology, metabolism, aging, muscle energetics.
Knowledge and skills preferred.
Knowledge or experience in muscle mitochondrial energetics, atrophy signaling, reactive oxygen species, intramyocellular lipid signaling.
A background and interest in muscle physiology.
Knowledge of the development and operation of clinical and basic science research protocols.
Established competency in research as evidenced by published (peer reviewed) research and/or prior work experience.
Knowledge or experience in investigator-initiated research in a clinical translational research setting.
Proven history of NIH, Pharmaceutical and/or equivalent research.
Duties and Responsibilities.
Design and implementation of translational research proposals, protocols, and procedures.
Assist with the analysis of research data in collaboration with Biostatisticians and TRI faculty.
Preparation of scholarly manuscripts and final study reports (where applicable) to communicate results of the research to the broader scientific community.
Supervision of data collection by TRI research core staff including but not limited Clinical Operations, Energy Metabolism, BioRepository, and Clinical Research Unit.
Attend and give seminars under the direction of the Faculty Investigator.
Research grant application preparation
Fostering and supporting external academic and research collaborations
Other duties and responsibilities as determined by the Faculty Investigator.
The candidate will help to ensure that all research performed under their direction is in compliance with all Florida Hospital, TRI, local, state, and federal laws, policies and procedures.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with experience and in-line with National Institutes of Health (NIH) salary guidelines.
About Florida Hospital, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
The Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes (TRI-MD) at Florida Hospital, is a clinical research institute that is focused on translational research in metabolic diseases including obesity, diabetes and the metabolic origins of cardiovascular diseases. Clinical investigations into the biology of exercise, human skeletal muscle and adipose tissue, feature prominently within these primary themes.