Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Schedule:  Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Hiring up to $53,460
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  5282

Job Purpose

The Wehrens lab focuses on the regulation of cardiac ion channels in normal and diseased hearts, with an emphasis on proteins that modulate intracellular calcium handling. Current projects focus on deciphering the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation, cardiomyopathy, and heart failure. The lab is also focused on gene therapy and genome editing approaches for the treatment of arrhythmias and heart failure.

Job Duties

  • The research will involve all aspects of cloning, recombinant protein expression, isolation of cardiac myocytes, patch-clamping and/or calcium imaging, and in vivo studies in mouse models of cardiac disease.
  • The candidate is expected to be highly motivated, capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously, and have good paper and grant writing skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cardiovascular research experience. Isolated of heart cells.
  • Echocardiography in mice.
  • Surgeries on mice, including survival surgeries involving heart surgery.
  • ECG analysis, catheterization and histology of heart tissue.
  • Confocal microscopy.





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