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Post Doc Fellow, Pharmacology & Systems Physiology

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.


A Post Doc Fellow position is available immediately in the laboratory of Karthick Chella Krishnan (www.med.uc.edu/klab) in the department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The lab works on a mitochondrial basic research project focused on liver biology The successful candidate will be investigating how host genetic background and sex differences influence the mitochondrial (dys)function and increases the susceptibility of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The position will be available for at least two years with yearly extensions (up to a total maximum of five years) pending satisfactory progress and/or funding availability. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee.


We are seeking a self-motivated, team-oriented individual with a strong work ethic and excellent communication skills. This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.

Essential Functions

  • Perform in-depth mitochondrial function assessments in isolated liver mitochondria, primary or immortalized liver cells, and/or cell/molecular studies in mouse models.
  • Aide, supervise, design and implementation of experimental assays, animal studies, data generation, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Write manuscripts and present data at national and international meetings.
  • Assist in preparation of materials for grant applications and active participation in other laboratory activities (laboratory meetings, journal clubs, seminars, etc.).
  • Mentoring of graduate and/or undergraduate students may be required.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
  • Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well.
  • Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.

Required Education

PhD and/or MD degree in cell or molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field.

Required Experience

Experience in one of the following areas: liver biology, mitochondrial biology, animal models of obesity or liver or mitochondrial disease.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Experience with extracellular flux analysis of bioenergetic function (Seahorse Biosciences).

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 69266 


Post Doc Fellow, Pharmacology & Systems Physiology

Date:  Oct 23, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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