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Post Doctoral Research Associate Job

Job Number: RIH17766

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

Department: 2MCAR Zhang HCC - 7341021

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Candidates should have the following qualifications: PhD, MD or equivalent degree, relevant research experience, ability to work with small rodents, and willing to develop and learn new experimental methods. Prior experience with rodent models and rodent microsurgery are preferred. The successful candidate needs to be creative and highly motivated, possess an exceptional work ethic, have effective verbal and written communication skills, and work well independently as well as in a team.

A postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Peng Zhang, Assistant Professor in the Cardiovascular Research Center of Rhode Island Hospital and Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI. Dr. Zhang’s laboratory investigates mechanisms of cardiac remodeling and dysfunction in response to cardiac stress and injury at cellular, organ, and whole animal level. The laboratory utilizes state-of-the-art molecular and cell biological, biochemical, and physiological approaches to address clinically relevant questions. The interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Center ( is home to scientists, physician-scientists, and students investigating molecular mechanisms of cardiac disease, with focal areas in cardiac remodeling and failure, ischemia/reperfusion, arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death. Investigators are supported by Hospital- and Brown-based core facilities.