Post-Doctoral Scholar, Cardiovascular Medicine
Title: Post-Doctoral Scholar
Department: Medicine/Cardiovascular Medicine
Supervisor Name and Title: Seungyup Lee, Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
I. STATEMENT OF RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
● The main responsibility for this position is to carry out research experiments to test scientific hypotheses.
● A highly motivated and skilled researcher in cardiac nerve recording, autonomic nerve recording, and neuromodulation.
● Projects currently address (1) cross-talk between cardiac arrhythmia and autonomic nerve system, (2) neuromodulation and cardiovascular function, and (3) role of ganglionated plexi in atrial fibrillation.
● As a Research Associate, he/she will present data at departmental seminars and scientific meetings, prepare manuscripts, and contribute preliminary data for grant proposals.
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
● Establishing animal models of atrial fibrillation and performing electrophysiology experiments - 15%.
● Measurement of the autonomic nerve activity in anesthetized and awake animals – 15%.
● Design methodology using electrical stimulation to prevent and treat atrial fibrillation -15%.
● Analyze data generated by the experiments - 15%.
● Writing scientific manuscripts as a primary author - 10%.
● Supervise undergraduate and graduate students to perform experiments, analyzing data, and writing manuscripts - 10%.
● Participate in writing grant proposals -10%.
● Collaborate with various investigators on other projects in the laboratory - 10%.
● Opportunities to participate in patient research - not expected.
III. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervise laboratory assistants and trainees in experimental design and data analysis of a variety of projects.
IV. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
- Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or a related field.
- Prior post-doctoral research experience is not required.
- The successful candidate must have strong analytical, oral, and written communication skills.
V. REQUIRED SKILLS
1. Recording and stimulation of the cardiac autonomic nervous system.
2. Large animal experimentation
3. Animal surgery
5. Signal processing
7. Scientific writing
8. Programming (LabView and Matlab)
Send inquiries containing a cover letter, CV with a list of publications and contact information for three references to CVRI@case.edu.
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