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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Cardiology - 46187 in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Sah Laboratory at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology) and the Center for the Investigation of Membrane Excitability Disease (CIMED) to study the mechanisms of Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) and LRRC8a/ SWELL1 ion channel regulation and signal transduction (https://sahlab.wustl.edu). The laboratory uses electrophysiological (e.g. patch-clamp), imaging techniques, genetic mouse models (including CRISPR/cas9 technology), biochemical, and molecular approaches to investigate the regulation of signal transduction mechanisms of novel ion channels, including TRP/LRRC8 channels, in cardiac muscle, skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, endothelium and pancreatic beta-cells. Broadly speaking, the overarching goal of the Sah laboratory is to understand how ion channels and mechano-signaling influence cellular and organismal metabolism.

In addition to the strong laboratory environment, the fellow will benefit from close interactions and collaborations with a dynamic ion channel community within the Department of Internal Medicine, CIMED, the Diabetes Research Center and Cardiac Bioelectricity & Arrhythmia Center (CBAC).

St. Louis is a mid-sized culturally rich city that maintains outstanding resources and facilities in the arts and sciences. Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in the biological sciences (e.g. physiology, molecular biology, cell biology).
  • Experience in ion channel electrophysiology, imaging techniques, protein biochemistry, and an established track record of success (publications in peer-reviewed journals) OR the candidate may have a strong background in cell biology and protein biochemistry with an interest in learning electrophysiology and ion channel biology.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits

This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/.

Applicant Special Instructions

To apply, send a CV, a cover letter stating research interests and qualifications, and references to rajan.sah@wustl.edu.

EOE Statement

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.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Cardiology - 46187

Job ID: 46187

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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