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Proposition 2020


1) Department of Biochemistry, University at Buffalo, NY, USA
A 3-year, funded postdoctoral fellow position is available at the University of Buffalo Department of Biochemistry ( (beyond 3 years period the position depends on funding renewal) . We are looking for an exceptional scientist to decipher the mechanisms of lung cell adaptation to environmental stressors including the stress produced by smoking. We use a mice and cellular models of exposure to cigarette smoke (CS) and nicotine as systems of environmentally induced physiological stressors. We investigate two main research directions: (1) Stress induced mitochondria-nucleus communication; (2) Cigarette-smoke induced redox signaling, in the pathogenesis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The research fellow will need a solid background in cellular and molecular biology. Experience in investigating RNA biology and mitochondrial function is preferred. Experience in isolating and maintaining alveolar epithelial cells in culture, as well as experience with animal work are welcome. The fellow is expected, with the help of the PI, to lead in the direction chosen by her/him, and to summarize, in writing, all findings obtained for the publication manuscript. She/he will have the opportunity to tackle age-related loss of adaptations as well. For further inquiries please contact Dr. Blumental-Perry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The laboratory is new and is growing rapidly to foster a highly collaborative environment. It is located in the Department of Biochemistry in the brand new School of Medicine in downtown Buffalo, NY, USA. The lab is equipped with state-of-art resources, cores, and bioinformatics centers. The work environment is formulated to create the most efficient possible use of skills and time, to allow us to accomplish large undertakings in as short a time as possible. 
Salary is negotiable depending on the experience/seniority of the applicant but in the range of 35.000-50.000 $.
University of Buffalo offers exceptional benefit packages including comprehensive health care. To learn visit benefit packages.


2) Postdoctoral Researcher, Developmental Neurobiology - Children’s National Hospital

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Scafidi laboratory at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to investigate the molecular and biochemical basis for altered developmental trajectories after developmental brain injury. The Scafidi Laboratory is relocating to Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in January 2021. The Scafidi laboratory and its collaborators will employ a wide range of cutting-edge techniques to study clinically relevant models of developmental brain injury such as intermittent hypoxia, systemic perinatal inflammation and traumatic brain injury. Applicants can expect to gain first-hand experience with: confocal and in Vivo imaging; immunohistochemistry; mitochondrial dynamic, bioenergetic and metabolic rates;13C and1H - nuclear magnetic resonance studies, biochemical assays, in Vivo and in vitroMR imaging along with spectroscopy; and a multitude of neuro-behavioral studies. Pharmacological studies complement many of these studies. In addition, there will be collaborative research projects on the effects of cardiopulmonary bypass surgery on bioenergetics in the brain. Trainees will have access to excellent core facilities and services.

The position is available beginning January 2021. Highly motivated individuals with expertise in metabolic assays, biochemistry, molecular biology and/or cell culture are encouraged to apply. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge in translational research and developmental neurobiology. Solid communication, teamwork, organizational and problem-solving skills are necessary. 

To learn more about this position or my research, please email me. Interested applicants can email a cover letter detailing research experience and goals, a CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Joseph Scafidi at my current address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joseph Scafidi

Associate Prof of Neurology, Pediatrics and Anatomy & Cell Biology

Children’s National Hospital.


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