Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery
The Division of Cardiac Surgery is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our interdisciplinary team and conduct NIH-funded research on aortic disease. Our laboratory maintains a bank of human aortic specimens and vascular cells providing the basis for our research focused on cell-matrix interactions in aortic aneurysms, with an emphasis on aneurysms related to bicuspid aortic valve.
The prospective candidate will have a PhD in physiology, cellular/molecular biology, bioengineering, or related field with strong lab experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong knowledge and experience in two or more of the following areas: vascular biology/physiology, endothelial/smooth muscle function, extracellular matrix biology, reactive oxygen species, and hypoxia. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high proficiency in skills such as vascular cell culture, RT-qPCR, western blot, histology, immunolabelling, protein assays and fluorescence microscopy. The candidate should be able to handle multiple projects and have the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a research group. The candidate should also exhibit excellent written and oral English communication skills and will be expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals, present results at scientific conferences, apply for external funding opportunities, and participate in the preparation of grant applications from the team and with collaborators.
As a part of the postdoctoral training experience, the candidate can expect to receive mentorship in developing a research program and writing research proposals and to participate in formal career development programs.
Interested applicants should E-mail their CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references (or reference letters) to the attention of Dr. Marie Billaud (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Thomas Gleason (email@example.com). The position is available immediately