Postdoctoral Research Associate - Engineering
- University of Washington
- Location: Washington, DC
- Category: Admin-Laboratory and Research
- Posting Date: 08/27/2022
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
A laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associates to study ion channels in heart and neural function. The laboratory (P.I. Jianmin Cui, Department of Biomedical Engineering) investigates molecular mechanisms and physiological functions of ion channels in health and disease. A combination of animal models, electrophysiology, biophysical, biochemical, imaging and computational techniques will be used in the laboratory to understand the structure-function relation, modulation, association with diseases of these channels.
The projects include discovery of ion channel modulators for the treatment of cardiac diseases such as arrhythmia, understanding of how physiological stimuli such as voltage, ligand, or mechanical force open ion channels, and development of new technology to stimulate neural activities and heart pacing using ultrasound. The expected start date will be no later than November 1, 2022.
Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/ .
Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.
- Recent Ph.D. training in neuroscience, physiology, cell biology, chemistry/biochemistry, biophysics or biomedical engineering.
- Interest and background in in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology/imaging, mouse genetics or mouse models of diseases.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
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