UC DAVIS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY
The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology invites applications for a full-time academic position in the Assistant Project Scientist series.
The successful candidate should have research interests aimed at deciphering the molecular pathway(s) through which cardiac myocyte electrophysiological, sodium and calcium signaling changes are involved in cardiac arrhythmias and mechanical dysfunction in heart failure and diabetes.
The incumbent will be highly involved in ongoing projects examining the pathophysiological regulation of calcium handling and ion channel function in cardiac myocytes. The duties of this position will be to carry out research, analysis and writing related to the following studies: 1) Delineating the molecular mechanisms of how diabetic hyperglycemia induces cardiac arrhythmias and how diabetic hyperglycemia synergizes with other stress factors to exacerbate the cardiac pathological outcomes; and 2) Deciphering the molecular pathway(s) through which sodium and calcium mismanagement and CaMKII signaling in cardiac myocytes contribute to arrhythmias in heart failure.
Basic qualifications for this position are as follows:
PhD in Biomedical Sciences
At least six years of experience in cardiac electrophysiology and a good publication record (1st author publications preferred)
Extensive experience with fluorescence imaging of Na and Ca
Extensive experience with CaMKII signaling
Some experience with iPSC-derived cardiac myocytes in culture
Management skills to organize the lab in accordance with planned experiments.
Expertise to ensure the compliance with lab safety and biosafety regulation in UCDavis and other university and government policies.
Potential hazards in the laboratory may include human and animal tissue, adenoviruses and some carcinogenic substances.
For full consideration, applications must be received by 8/31/2020, however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021. Qualified applicants should submit a Cover Letter detailing their qualifications for the position, a Curriculum Vitae, a Research Statement, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and contact information for 4-6 references online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03665. All documents need to be uploaded as PDF files. Please direct any questions to Brittany C Kolb email@example.com.
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