Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Postdoc in Cardiovascular Science at Wake Forest

The Section on Comparative Medicine of the Department of Pathology of Wake Forest School of Medicine and the Wake Forest Primate Center are pleased to announce a fellowship in Cardiovascular Science and Atherosclerosis. This fellowship will provide two years of support and represents a joint collaboration between Merck’s Cardiovascular-Atherosclerosis Program and the Comparative Reproduction and Behavior and Comparative Atherosclerosis Laboratories at the Wake Forest University Primate Center and Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Appropriate backgrounds may include for example, Anatomy, Anthropology, Nutrition, Zoology, Biology, or other relevant biomedical sciences. Skills in data management and analysis and manuscript preparation are essential. Experience with microscopic anatomy is desired but not necessary. The Fellow will be involved in the characterization of nonhuman primate models of atherosclerosis. Preparation for the research will involve participation in select graduate courses focusing on the pathobiology of atherosclerosis, along with mentoring in the quantification of pathobiological characteristics of atherosclerosis. There will be unlimited opportunity for publication of new information concerning the characterization of the nonhuman primate model and other aspects of using nonhuman primates to evaluate promising cardiovascular therapies. Opportunity exists for spending some time at the MERCK Research Laboratories and perhaps at other sites where NHP atherosclerosis research is ongoing.

Contact Dr. Tom Clarkson if you are interested in this position.

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