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Postdoctoral Fellow

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

About the position

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in Dr. Paul M. Hwang’s laboratory in the Cardiovascular Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. The laboratory has a longstanding interest in unraveling the role of mitochondrial metabolism in cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Previous translational studies on patients with Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS), a premature cancer disorder caused by germline mutations of TP53, has revealed new insights into mitochondrial regulation. Ongoing work in the laboratory are currently focused on cardiovascular biology. These include exploring the role of p53 in the heart and uncovering novel mitochondrial mechanisms of chronic fatigue/stress adaptation in skeletal muscle (see Wang P-y, et al, PNAS 120(34): 2302738120, 2023). Future studies will include opportunities to do translational studies for patient treatment based on our research findings and as well as basic studies to understand the biology. More information on the laboratory is available at:

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to use an interdisciplinary approach to pursue research interests and for career development in the supportive intramural environment of the NIH campus, which also includes access to core facilities specializing in transgenic mice, human iPS cells, advanced microscopy, sequencing, proteomics, biochemistry and bioinformatics. This position is fully supported by NIH intramural funds and successful candidates will be offered competitive stipend/health insurance commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

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What you'll need to apply

Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and a brief statement of research interests/career goals, and request 3 letters of reference to be sent via email to Dr. Paul Hwang.

Contact name

Paul Hwang

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Candidates must have obtained a Ph.D. or M.D. degree (within the past 5 years) with background in Cardiovascular Biology, Molecular/Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or a related discipline. The ideal candidate should have a strong molecular biology background with accomplishments demonstrated by first-author publications in peer reviewed journals.

Additional Information

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.