Post-Doctoral Scientist


Job Description Summary:

The Post-doctoral Scientist will perform the following duties:

-Conducts experiments in vitro and in vivo using optogenetics tools, all-optical electrophysiology methods and advanced data analysis techniques. The experimental models involve human iPS-CMs and an adult rat model for optical control of cardiac electromechanical activity.

-Designs and conducts experiments.

-Analyzes data, prepares and submits manuscripts for publication.

-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.

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

An ideal candidate should have strong quantitative skills and adequate knowledge of either cardiac electrophysiology and/or optogenetics/molecular biology and/or cardiac metabolism.

In addition, they are expected to have strong background in at least one of the following: 1) molecular biology techniques, plasmids, viral vectors, gene delivery; 2) optical imaging/optics/electronics; 3) small animal surgery; 4) patch clamp; 5) computer programming/physics/mathematical modeling.

Evidence of good writing skills and publication record during the Ph.D. studies is a plus.

The following background will be helpful – at least two of the following: optics, optical mapping, optogenetics, cardiac electrophysiology, molecular biology and viral vectors, patch clamp experience, small animal surgery, ample Matlab computer programming skills.


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 8:30 to 5:30 Position Designation: Non-Essential: Employees who are not required to work unless directed to do so by their supervisor. 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? No Posting Number: RP000069 Job Open Date: 08/08/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: 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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