A renewable, 12-month, postdoctoral position is available in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine at the University of Washington to use patient-specific and gene-edited induced pluripotent stem cells to model genetic cardiomyopathies. This is an exciting, collaborative project involving genetics, bioengineering, and stem cell biology. Candidates should be highly motivated and have demonstrated experience in molecular biology and cell culture. Experience with iPSCs is not mandatory but desirable. This position will primarily be in Dr. Daniel Yang's laboratory with the opportunity to be co-mentored by both Drs. Yang and Chuck Murry.
The postdoctoral fellow will be engaging in an exciting, collaborative project at UW medicine South Lake Union. We are interested in how cardiomyocytes remodel in acquired and genetic cardiomyopathies. The project involves using biomechanical assays to understanding how cardiomyopathies develop and use novel methods to improve cardiac function via gene delivery or small molecules.
The University of Washington and the International Union, Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 4121 (UAW 4121) currently are negotiating their first collective bargaining agreement for Postdoctoral Scholars. Employees in this title are represented by UAW 4121 and will be subject to the applicable collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information and updates on the bargaining process, please visit https://hr.uw.edu/labor/unions/uaw/postdoc-negotiationupdates.
The anticipated start date is October 1st, 2019.
PhD, MD, or the equivalent is also required.
Applicants should upload a CV, a description of research and career interests and names/contact information of 3 references via Interfolio.
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