Research Associate - Dr. David Barefield Lab

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Job Title Research Associate - Dr. David Barefield Lab Position Title Research Associate - Dr. David Barefield Lab Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Maywood-Health Sciences Campus Location Code PHYSIOLOGY (06240A) Department Name PHYSIOLOGY Is this split and/or fully grant funded? Yes Duties and Responsibilities

Barefield Lab
Postdoc Position

The Barefield Lab in the Department of Cell & Molecular Physiology is currently searching for a postdoctoral fellow to work on a recently funded project focusing on myofilament contractile disfunction in atrial myopathies and cardiac arrhythmias. We will also provide the opportunity for the fellow to develop and pursue independent projects during their training.

What we offer:
• An open, collaborative, and stimulating research environment in an energetic and growing department.
• Training in a variety of super-resolution quantitative microscopy and image analysis techniques, use of mouse modes and human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocyte disease models, methods to assess cardiac electrophysiology and contractile biophysics
• Commitment to mentoring and career development opportunities tailored to individual career goals
• An NIH funded position at NRSA postdoctoral stipend levels
• Flexible start date
• Regular opportunities to interact with collaborators at several Chicago research universities, and attendance at local and national scientific society meetings including American Heart Association, Biophysical Society, and Experimental Biology
• Chicago’s world-class entertainment offerings


What we are looking for:
• Candidates from a general biomedical research background
• Enthusiasm and commitment to pursue novel research areas
• Eagerness to learn and develop new techniques and approaches
• Team player with an interest in helping further the development of other lab members
• Ability to think independently and the initiative to follow new ideas
• Motivation to pursue career development opportunities (e.g. applying for fellowships and awards, networking, etc.)
• Strong verbal and written communication skills

Minimum Requirement: PhD in a relevant field, contact information for 3 references

Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Minimum Education and/or Work Experience


Open Date 08/24/2020 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants Quick Link for Posting Job Number 8550459 Organizational Location HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS
Posting Details

Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Statement
  2. Research Statement
  3. Scholarly Publications
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