Postdoct Cellular and Molecular Physiology Laboratory


The Cellular and Molecular Physiology Laboratory (CMPL) & Perinatology Research Laboratory (PRL) are seeking applications for 1 postdoctoral position.

CMPL & PRL research is to understand cellular and molecular mechanisms behind fetoplacental vascular dysfunction in diseases of pregnancy such as gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, premature delivery (including premature rupture of membranes, PROM) and fetal hypoxia. Ongoing research is focused in mechanisms regulating gene expression, transcripts and protein products associated with nucleoside and amino acid membrane transporters, and nucleotide and nucleoside receptors in micro and macrovascular endothelium of the human placenta. In addition, studies on the elucidation of cellular and epigenetic mechanisms and vascular reactivity response are in progress.POSTDOCTORAL POSITION (Code: PhD/ACT73/CMPL&PRL)
A position as Postdoctoral at the CMPL & PRL of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is available. An initial appointment within the PIA CONICYT ACT73 (2010-2013) grant scheme will be for a period of 24 months with the possibility of extending it for an extra period of 12 months depending on productivity. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in medicine, biological sciences, or related areas, with desired experience in primary cultures and
molecular biology techniques, including proteomics and epigenetic approaches.
ACT73 project title: Characterization of the pathophysiological mechanisms, and detection of common therapeutic targets in placental dysfunction in pathologies of the human pregnancy.

Applicants will be interviewed and asked to give a seminar on their corresponding research field.

All positions are expected to start on: October 1st, 2010. Applicants must submit via e-mail an abbreviated CV (max. 3 pages) and 2 references (including e-mail address and telephone numbers).

Contact: Dr Luis Sobrevia/Dr Paola Casanello
Postal address: Marcoleta 391, Santiago 8330024, CHILE
Tel: (562) 354 8118/8119 (Office)
Tel: (562) 354 8116 (Laboratory)
Fax: (562) 632 1924
Santiago, September 13th, 2010

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