Postdoctoral Fellow for Cardiovascular Development and Regeneration



Postdoctoral Fellow for Cardiovascular Development and Regeneration

A Fulltime Postdoctoral Fellow position is immediately available in Dr. Deqiang Li’s Laboratory, in the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. This position is supported by a newly awarded NIH R01 grant and an American Heart Association foundational award.
Research in my laboratory is focused on understanding the mechanisms of cardiovascular development and disease. In particular, we are interested in identifying the novel signaling pathways that regulate myocardial development or govern cardiomyocyte differentiation and maturation by using in vitro and in vivo approaches.
Cell and mouse model systems, including induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and conditional gene knockouts will be used in these research projects. Many state-of-the-art techniques are employed, such as CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing, AAV, single cell RNA-Seq and ChIP Seq, confocal microscopy, multicolor flow and sorting, surgical models, ultrasonic and telemetric measurements of cardiovascular function in mice.
The University of Maryland School of Medicine was ranked 12th in U.S. News and World Report's 2021 rankings of "Best Medical Schools: Primary Care", and 34th in "Best Medical Schools: Research". It is located in the downtown of Baltimore city, part of greater Baltimore-Washington DC area, within 40 miles to the NIH. The University of Maryland School of Medicine has a group of outstanding scientists in cardiovascular research, especially in cardiovascular cell signaling, development and regeneration. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with them and get help in developing an independent career in this research field.

Interested candidates should send your CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Deqiang Li. @ dqli@som.umaryland.edu.

In additional, interested candidates should apply by clicking link below:

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UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

Qualifications :

Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree granted within the past three years, with advanced training in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and animal genetics and/or pathology. Experience with animal models and skills in molecular biology is required. He/she is expected to be highly motivated, has scientific independence, excellent English speaking and writing skills, and international peer-reviewed publications. His/her duties include performing proposed research related to cardiac development, disease and regeneration, and being responsible for designing, executing experiments, acquiring, analyzing, presenting data, writing abstracts and manuscripts.

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