The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

Postdoctoral Fellow/Pediatrics

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

Memphis, TN, United States

The Heart Institute, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has availability for postdoctoral fellow with an expertise in human and animal physiology, cardiac phenotyping techniques such as rodent echocardiography, electrocardiography, stress and behavioral tests to study cardiac diseases in a large cohort of mouse colonies. The research is funded by NIH to study genetic, molecular mechanisms, and pathogenesis of human cardiomyopathy and involves genetic, molecular, biochemical and physiologic studies in animal models and cell cultures. The selected candidates will be actively involved in all aspects of these studies. Knowledge in basic molecular biology and functional genomics is desired. As the study involves multidisciplinary cardiovascular and genetic research, we offer excellent training opportunities, creative and innovative work environment and interactions with many other laboratories and core facilities, including the sequencing center, bioinformatics and genomics cores, and animal facilities. We value a research environment with an emphasis on personal and work ethics, respect to others, good communication skills and productive collaboration.

 Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Performphysiological and stress in vivotests and experiments on an independent or with minimal guidance basis. We will provide initial training on performing clinical and physiological phenotyping in mouse colonies
  1. Being responsible and collaborative with the Principal Investigator and senior researchers in the planning, developing and performing research projects; recording and timely reporting results and progresses of the projects
  1. Provide technical guidance, advice and support to research staff and technicians.
  1. Maintain positive working relationships as a team player with respect to staff, peers and senior investigators, personal and work ethics, good communication and positive problem solving skills

General Knowledge and Skill

  1. Ability to develop and design the experimental strategy and approach according to the research problems and outline the most significant results
  1. Ability to develop new methods and techniques in experimentation as needed
  2. Ability to direct and organize work of technical support personnel
  3. Ability to prepare and present reports and presentations on research projects
  4. Ability to write manuscripts and research proposal
  1. Ph.D. in biology or other basic sciences and/or M.D. degree(s)
  2. Knowledge in cardiac physiology and general physiology (human and mouse)
  3. Prior experience in clinical and functional assays such as performing and analyzing echocardiography (human or mouse), ECG andother cardiovascular     physiological tests
  4. Prior experience in tissue/cell culture, general immunological and/or protein chemistry (immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, IP) techniques is             desirable
  5. Fluency and strong oral and writing skills in English is required

Experience and salary are rated according to the NIH scale. Applicants who wish to join our laboratory are requested to send by mail or by e-mail a CV,

a brief statement of research interests and the names of three references to:

Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD

Executive Co-Director, The Heart Institute 

Chief, Pediatric Cardiology

St. Jude Professor and Chair of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Research

Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Strategy Advancement

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

49 N. Dunlap Street, FOB Room 344

Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package (http://www.uthsc.edu/postdoc/benefits.php). Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the 

University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment

to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.