Postdoctoral Position –
Mechanotransduction in Heart Development and Regeneration
We are seeking a creative and exceptionally motivated candidate to fill a post-doctoral position in the field of cardiac development and regeneration. Research in the Radice lab is directed at uncovering the molecular, biochemical and cellular basis for how heart muscle cells sense and respond to mechanical force. Our current research emphasis is to identify how N-cadherin together with the underlying cytoskeleton transmits force into the cell and activates signaling events that control myocyte proliferation (Li et al., Circ. Res. 2015; Vite et al., Development 2018). The position provides an exciting opportunity to work at the interface of basic and translational research in a highly collaborative, friendly and stimulating environment, and gain experience in a diverse set of technical approaches at the cutting edge of developmental and regenerative biology.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with research training in the fields of cellular and molecular biology. The project utilizes genetically altered mouse models and primary cell culture. Experience in cardiomyocyte isolation and neonatal cardiomyocyte culture is highly preferred. Background in mechanobiology is desirable. Qualified candidates should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, self-motivation, and the ability to work independently. This position provides an excellent opportunity to grow scientifically and work with a dynamic group of investigators studying important and exciting aspects of cardiac biology (http://cvrc.brownmedicine.org). Brown offers a world-class research environment, very attractive benefits, and an appealing location in historic Providence, RI.
Interested applicants should send a single PDF file including:
1) Cover letter (please state how you heard about the position)
2) CV demonstrating publication of impactful work
3) One-page statement of research interests
4) Contact information for three references
Please email your application to Glenn Radice (firstname.lastname@example.org) using the subject heading “Postdoctoral Fellow position”.
Glenn Radice, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Research Center, Rhode Island Hospital
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
1 Hoppin St. Coro West Room 5.38
Providence, RI 02903