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Post Doc Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Postdoctoral position available to study the molecular mechanisms that regulate voltage-gated ion channels in the mammalian heart. These channels are critical determinants of action potential generation in the myocardium, and changes in their expression or properties are associated with increased risk of arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. The available position presents an exceptional opportunity for an individual interested in combining molecular, electrophysiological and modeling approaches to define the physiological mechanisms controlling the expression and properties of myocardial ion channels and how these mechanisms go awry in inherited and acquired cardiac disease using native (mouse and human) cardiac myocytes and human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiac myocytes (hiPSC-CMs). Successful candidates will join an interdisciplinary environment of electrophysiologists, biophysicists, cardiologist and engineers and will have the opportunity to broaden their training and advance their careers in collaborative research activities.
Ph.D. in physiology or a related field and experience in electrophysiology.
Experience/expertise in molecular biology or imaging.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
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Applicant Special Instructions:
Interested candidates should submit (electronically) a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for two individuals who would be willing to provide letters of reference to: Jeanne Nerbonne, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine, Center for Cardiovascular Research, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Box 8086, 660 S. Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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