Research Associate - Dr. David Barefield Lab

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Job TitleResearch Associate - Dr. David Barefield LabPosition TitleResearch Associate - Dr. David Barefield LabPosition NumberJob CategoryUniversity FacultyJob TypeFull-TimeFLSA StatusExemptCampusMaywood-Health Sciences CampusLocation CodePHYSIOLOGY (06240A)Department NamePHYSIOLOGYIs this split and/or fully grant funded? YesDuties and Responsibilities

Barefield Lab
Postdoc Position

The Barefield Lab in the Department of Cell & Molecular Physiology is currently searching for a postdoctoral fellow to work on a recently funded project focusing on myofilament contractile disfunction in atrial myopathies and cardiac arrhythmias. We will also provide the opportunity for the fellow to develop and pursue independent projects during their training.

What we offer:
•An open, collaborative, and stimulating research environment in an energetic and growing department.
•Training in a variety of super-resolution quantitative microscopy and image analysis techniques, use of mouse modes and human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocyte disease models, methods to assess cardiac electrophysiology and contractile biophysics
•Commitment to mentoring and career development opportunities tailored to individual career goals
•An NIH funded position at NRSA postdoctoral stipend levels
•Flexible start date
•Regular opportunities to interact with collaborators at several Chicago research universities, and attendance at local and national scientific society meetings including American Heart Association, Biophysical Society, and Experimental Biology
•Chicago’s world-class entertainment offerings


What we are looking for:
•Candidates from a general biomedical research background
•Enthusiasm and commitment to pursue novel research areas
•Eagerness to learn and develop new techniques and approaches
•Team player with an interest in helping further the development of other lab members
•Ability to think independently and the initiative to follow new ideas
•Motivation to pursue career development opportunities (e.g. applying for fellowships and awards, networking, etc.)
•Strong verbal and written communication skills

Minimum Requirement: PhD in a relevant field, contact information for 3 references

Physical DemandsNoneWorking ConditionsNoneMinimum Education and/or Work Experience


Open Date08/24/2020Close DateSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsQuick Link for Posting Number8550459Organizational LocationHEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUSPosting Details

Number of VacanciesDesired Start DatePosition End DateOpen Until FilledYesApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Statement
  2. Research Statement
  3. Scholarly Publications
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    Job No:
    Posted: 9/10/2020
    Application Due: 11/9/2020
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