A postdoctoral research scholar position is available immediately in the Department of Internal Medicine -Cardiovascular Medicine Division to study the mechanisms of stress induced morbidity in heart failure.
Research in the lab utilizes a combination of integrative cardiovascular, neurophysiological and molecular approaches in genetically modified mice e.g. in vivo radiotelemetry, optogenetics, microdialysis, autonomic and cardiac function assessment, gene therapy tools including but not limited to siRNA and viral microinjections, RT-PCR, and immunohistochemistry.
The postdoctoral scholar will be self-motivated and will conduct research in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. The responsibilities of the postdoctoral scholar include experimental design, acquisition and analysis of research data, maintaining note books, troubleshooting experiments, training graduate students and research assistants, manuscript preparation, and presentation of research findings at lab meetings and scientific conferences. An individualized mentoring support will be provided to the postdoctoral scholar to develop creative ideas and approaches for independent research projects. It is expected that the successful candidate will, with guidance, seek external funding through available opportunities.
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