Research Associate, Department of Medicine

Research Associate, Department of Medicine, Heart and Vascular Research Center at The MetroHealth System

The Heart and Vascular Research Center at the MetroHealth System has a Research Associate position available in the area of cardiac developmental biology, stem cell biology and cardiac electrophysiology. This is a key position within the lab and will be responsible for planning and execution of experiments in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator. The lab is working closely together with other PI's in HVRC at the MetroHealth System, including collaborations with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians. The work focuses on mechanisms regulating of cardiac cell fate and automaticity. The work will involve using experimental techniques ranging from basic molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry and stem cell biology to epigenetic reprogramming and animal models. 

Successful candidates need have a PhD with extensive research experience in stem cell biology, epigenetic reprogramming and animal survival surgeries. The candidate should be able to work independently, including designing and planning of projects and overseeing the collaborations, manage animal models.  He/she should also contribute to apply/secure funding for the lab. The qualified candidate will prepare manuscripts and contribute preliminary data, background and significance and experimental design for grant proposals.

The following qualities are also greatly valued: highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter; excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; good organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines; attention to detail and accuracy; ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively with others on and off campus. Must be willing to adjust working hours according to the nature of ongoing experiments, even with extended hours to finish the experiments. Working on weekends and holidays are required depending on the ongoing experiments and need to accelerate data generation and data collections.

Qualified Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and arrange for three letters of reference to

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