University of Pennsylvania — Research Assistant Professor Position, Cardiovascular Medicine Division

Research Assistant Professor Position, Cardiovascular Medicine Division
Perelman School of Medicine – Medicine – Cardiovascular Medicine

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Nov 16, 2020
Deadline: Nov 16, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for several Assistant Professor positions in the non-tenure research track. Expertise is required in the specific area of myocardial biology, cardiomyocyte physiology and/or genetic cardiomyopathies. To support the research programs within the Penn Cardiovascular Institute, technical expertise in cell physiology, molecular biology, cell culture and studies of both adult and stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes is desired. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include assessments of in vitro contractility and calcium homeostasis in cardiomyocytes with and without genetic manipulations, including both adult cardiomyocytes and iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes. Responsibilities may also involve use of novel biomaterials to assess mechanotransduction in 2D and 3D cell/tissue culture formats.

It is expected that selected candidates will be capable of securing independent funding within 1-2 years of starting the position.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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