Post-Doctoral Scientist

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Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) department’s mission is to motivate and inspire our students by providing high-caliber, fully integrated programs in biomedical engineering in order to provide leadership in a rapidly evolving global information society in the service of humanity and to advance the state of knowledge in our disciplines by actively pursuing scholarly research for publication and dissemination.

The BME Department wishes to hire a Post-Doctoral Scientist who will conduct ex-vivo and in-vivo cardiac physiology experiments in several research projects that include topics in heart failure, hypoxia, sleep apnea, and the modulation of cardiac function by the autonomic nervous system. This position reports will report to the Professor of Engineering and Applied Science.

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

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

Co-mentoring of graduate and undergraduate student researchers with BME faculty is expected as well as some tasks related to lab management.

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:

Qualified candidates will hold a PhD in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional 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 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.

Typical Hiring Range $51,238 - $64,150 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. 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: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am-5:00 pm 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., Non-Essential: Employees who are not required to work unless directed to do so by their supervisor. Telework: No Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000674 Job Open Date: 10/31/2018 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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    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    Optional Documents
    1. Names and Contact Information for References





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    Job No:
    Posted: 11/1/2018
    Application Due: 12/31/2018
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