Postdoctoral positions in cellular/molecular cardiac electrophysiology is available to study the molecular determinants of voltage-gated sodium (Na+) and/or potassium (K+) channel diversity and functioning in the mammalian myocardium. These channels are critical determinant of action potential generation and repolarization in the heart and changes in the expression and/or properties of K+/Na+ channels in inherited or acquired cardiovascular disease can lead to increased risk of arrhythmias and sudden death. These positions present an exceptional opportunity for individuals interested in combining a variety of molecular, biochemical, electrophysiological and functional approaches to explore the physiological mechanisms controlling the regulation and modulation of myocardial K+/Na+ channels and how these mechanisms go awry in inherited cardiovascular and systemic diseases. In addition, Washington University offers an outstanding scientific and professional environment for postdoctoral training and professional development.
PhD, MD, or MD/PhD; no more than two years of prior postdoctoral training.
Although previous experience in electrophysiology, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and/or imaging is not required, preference will be given to individuals with training and expertise in one or more of these areas.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Interested individuals should email a letter of application with their curriculum vitae and the names of two individuals willing to write letters of recommendation to:
Jeanne M. Nerbonne, Ph.D.
Center for Cardiovascular Research
Washington University Medical School
St. Louis, MO 63110
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.