Postdoctoral Position to Study Mechanotransduction in the Heart
Posted by Glenn Radice, on 23 August 2019
Closing Date: 15 March 2021
The Radice laboratory in the Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) (http://cvrc.brownmedicine.org) at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University 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). 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 highly 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 impactful work
3) One-page statement of research interests
4) Contact information for three references
Please email your application to Glenn Radice (firstname.lastname@example.org) using the subject heading “Postdoctoral Fellow position”.