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Postdoctoral Position to Study Mechanotransduction in Heart Development and Regeneration

Posted by , on 1 February 2023

Job type: Postdoc

Location: Providence, Rhode Island USA

Closing Date: 1 June 2023

The Radice laboratory of the Alpert Medical School at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital is seeking a creative and exceptionally motivated postdoctoral researcher to investigate the mechanistic basis for how heart muscle cells sense and respond to mechanical force. Our current research emphasis is to identify how N-cadherin together with the underlying cytoskeleton transmits force into the cell and activates signaling events that control myocyte proliferation (Li et al., Circ. Res. 2015; Vite et al., Development 2018; Li et al., Development 2023).  The position provides an exciting opportunity to work at the interface of basic and translational research in a highly collaborative, friendly and stimulating environment, and gain experience in a diverse set of technical approaches at the cutting edge of developmental and regenerative biology.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with research training in the fields of cellular and molecular biology. The project utilizes genetically altered mouse models and primary cell culture. Experience in small animal surgery is preferred. Background in mechanobiology is desirable. Qualified candidates should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, self-motivation, and the ability to work independently. This position provides an excellent opportunity to grow scientifically and work with a dynamic group of investigators studying important and exciting aspects of cardiac biology. Brown University offers a world-class research environment, very attractive benefits, and an appealing location in historic Providence, RI.

Interested applicants should send a single PDF file including:

1) Cover letter (please state how you heard about the position)

2) CV demonstrating publication of two first-author papers

3) Contact information for three references

Please email your application to Glenn Radice ( using the subject heading “Postdoctoral Fellow position 2023”.

Salary: NIH postdoc scale

Start date: 3 April 2023

Closing Date: 1 June 2023

Scientific fields: Cardiovascular development, Cell biology, Regeneration, Signalling

Model systems: Mouse

Duration: Fixed term

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