A research position is available at Lillehei Heart Institute, University of Minnesota in the laboratory of Dr. Yingjie Chen.
Scope: We are looking for highly motivated, well-trained individuals interested in the role of heart failure research. The successful candidates will work in a collaborative environment, learning a range of cardiovascular pathophysiology, immunology, molecular, and metabolic techniques, and working with novel animal models of heart failure.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities 50% Design, plan, implement microsurgery to generate heart failure model using mice.
30% Write papers based on your work for publication in scientific journals, and present your work at national and international scientific meetings. Write grant applications and assist in writing other grant applications.
20% Assist in the training and supervision of technicians, undergraduate and graduate students in my laboratory. Work with mentor on career development plan.
The successful research scientist is expected to perform myocardial infarction and aortic banding in mice, perform animal care, and execute research plan leading to peer-reviewed publications. The candidate should be a good team player and comfortable working within an interdisciplinary group of personnel with different levels of research experience.
Required Qualifications: -The candidate for research scientist position must have a Masters degree in areas such as immunology, molecular biology, physiology, or pulmonary medicine or related specialties. -The candidate must have 1-2 additional years of research training. -The candidate must have experience in generating myocardial infarction and transverse aortic constriction in mice.
Preferred Qualifications: -Additional experience in two or more of the following areas is highly desirable: (1) Advanced techniques in immunology and cardiovascular diseases; (2) Gene editing, cellular, and molecular biology; (3) Primary culture and/or analysis of T cells, cardiac, or stem cells.
Internal Number: 329027
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