Research Associate, Physiology and Biophysics


The responsibilities include planning and performing experiments on projects related to cardiac contractile function. This highly motivated individual will work closely with other lab members and will be responsible for analyzing data, writing and submitting manuscripts, and presenting research results in scientific meetings. This individual will focus on research involving molecular mechanisms of cardiac muscle contraction in models of heart failure, will be expected to assist in performing experiments of in vivo function in transgenic mouse models, and will perform a wide array of cellular and molecular experiments using native cardiac tissues and recombinant proteins.       


  1. Develop research projects that characterize the roles of myofilament contractile proteins in the regulation of cardiac muscle contraction. (50%)

  2. In vivo techniques, including echocardiography and pressure volume catheterization (20%)

  3. Preparation and submissions of research results for publication (15%)

  4. Maintain lab records and standard operating procedures (5%)

  5. Perform molecular biology studies (5%)


  1. Perform other duties as assigned.


University: The holder of the position will interact with other faculty in the department and the university to provide updates on common collaborative research projects.

External: The holder of the position will communicate the results of the experiments with research collaborators from other institutions.

Students: The holder of the position will have continuous with graduate students. He or she will assist students with their research projects.


The holder of the position will have no supervisory responsibilities.


Experience: Specific experience in performing muscle mechanics experiments is an asset.

Education/Licensing: The position requires a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences or a medical degree.


  1. Ability to work collaboratively.

  2. Experience in writing and submitting scientific manuscripts.

  3. Experience in cardiac muscle biology.

  4. Knowledge of in vivo cardiovascular function  


Working conditions will require working on a muscle mechanics setup, working on a bench with molecular reagents and/or cardiac tissues, working with mice and other animal models in the laboratory and in the animal facility, working outside standard working days or hours as required.

Interested candidates should submit their CV to Julian Stelzer,

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