Myocardial Stem Cell Researcher

Job Description

Department Description:

The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is devised of several sections and sub specialties including Adult Cardiac Surgery, Heart Transplant Program, Lung Transplant Program, VAD Program, General Thoracic Surgery, and Congenital Heart Surgery.   This lab focuses on regenerative therapies for myocardial recovery using ischemia-reperfusion in vitro and large animal in vivo studies. We collaborate with core facilities and other investigators who provide state of the art imaging, expertise and metabolic analysis that align with our work. We have extensive experience in this arena and a productive publication record. 

Duties/Responsibilities:

Perform and direct research experiments related to development of new therapeutics for heart disease, especially chronic ischemia of the myocardium
-Handle tissue and cell cultures related to mitochondrial, blood flow, and stem cell studies
-Perform proteomic analysis and molecular biology techniques
-Coordinate studies involving all aspects of experiments from imaging to cellular
-Maintain the records and laboratory work areas

Development of research ideas, projects and study protocols
-Participate in weekly research meetings to generate relevant and novel research ideas for grant applications
-Present and direct journal club on a weekly basis
-Correspondence with the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee
-Submit applications for new research projects
-Renew applications for existing and on-going studies
-Terminate completed projects

Preparation and Presentation of Abstracts for Podium or Poster
-Write abstracts for submission to annual scientific meetings
-Present accepted abstracts as podium or poster during scientific meetings

Manuscript and grant preparation
-Lead scientific team in preparing data, reports, and manuscript drafts
-Create PowerPoint slides, Excel worksheets, and Prism graphs using scientific data
-Perform data entry and statistical analyses on data sets
-Compose, edit, and format written correspondence, biosketches, research proposals, references, website text, and progress reports
-Work on special assignments as assigned

Required Qualifications:
-Ph.D., and a substantial research and publication record are required.
-Knowledge in standard laboratory techniques (ELISA, western blot, flow cytometry, fluorescent microscopy, sample preparation of protein, DNA, RNA from tissues)
-Ability to connect and communicate well within a team environment involving clinical and PhD investigators

Preferred Qualifications:
-Ph.D.  in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; Three years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education  
-Anatomy, microbiology, medical terminology, sterile technique, tissue culture, general laboratory maintenance, quality control and quality assurance procedures and ethics.
-Biochemical Assays Including Western Gels & Proteomics
-Mitochondrial Isolation Techniques
-Cell-Based Approaches
-Prior supervisory responsibilities

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