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Post Doctoral Research Associate Job

Job Number: RIH8235

Job Title: 40hrs/Days - Post Doctoral Research Associate-2MCAR Zhang HCC

Department: 2MCAR OUTCHI HCC - 7341022

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Candidates should have a PhD and/or MD degree and postdoctoral/predoctoral research training in cardiac physiology and/or mitochondrial biology. It is preferred that the applicants have experience in Ca2+ imaging, confocal microscopy, cardiac electrophysiology, and mitochondrial biology. Additional qualifications include excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to publish in English language peer-reviewed journals.
Applicants will be expected to study the role of adrenergic signaling on mitochondrial Ca2+ influx mechanism in the normal and disease hearts using novel mitochondria-targeted biosensors for Ca2+, ATP, and ROS measurements. The candidate will have unique opportunities to carry out interdisciplinary researches, which cover cardiac physiology, molecular biology and ion channel biophysics to address biologically and clinically significant questions. Multidisciplinary techniques such as gene transfer, Western blot, patch clamping and confocal imaging are routinely applied to isolated cardiac mitochondria, single live cells, tissues, and in vivo preparations.