Post-Doctoral Scientist

Washington, DC
Apr 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

Conducts ex-vivo and in-vivo cardiac physiology experiments in several research projects that include topics in optogenetics, heart failure, hypoxia, and the modulation of cardiac function by autonomic nerves.

Studies involve aspects of small animal surgery, ex-vivo working heart preparations, optical mapping of fluorescence probes, optogenetics, microscopy, histology, and broad molecular and cellular biology techniques.

Designs and conducts experiments, analyzes data, prepares figures, and submits manuscripts for publication.

Manages lab and co-mentors graduate and undergraduate student researchers with BME faculty is expected.

Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Require’s a PhD in the field or in a related area.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Strong background in cardiovascular physiology, excellent problem solving and organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to work independently and as an effective member of a research team is preferred.

Ideal candidates should have strong quantitative and data analysis skills as well as adequate knowledge of cardiac electrophysiology and/or cardiac metabolism and/or neurocardiology and/or optogenetics/molecular biology.

Candidates with previous research experience in excised heart preparations, optical mapping of fluorescent probes, small animal surgery, rodent models of heart failure, and broad molecular and cellular biology techniques are highly encouraged to apply.

Evidence for good writing skills and a competitive publication record during the Ph.D. studies are a plus.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Research Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5:00 Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? Posting Number: RP000070 Job Open Date: 03/31/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: 07/05/2017 Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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