T32 Postdoctoral Research Assistant


Posting Details

Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral Position Number P00001 Working Title T32 Postdoctoral Research Assistant Department Internal Medicine Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range In Compliance with NIH Guidelines Campus MCV Campus Position Type Post Doc Hours/Week Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Description of the Job
The Pauley Heart Center is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral training program in cardiovascular disease research. This 3 year individually-tailored training program offers a stipend and tuition reimbursement for a VCU Masters in Clinical Health Science program, or other VCU master’s degree program. Master’s program is optional. In addition, travel funds to present at a scientific conference as well as funds for health insurance expenses.
Research opportunities may include laboratory-based, translational and clinical projects, may involve animal or human subjects and relate to cardiovascular disease. Some areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

o Development of data science approaches to understanding and predicting risks of cardiovascular diseases
o Cardiotoxicity related to cancer therapy
o Role of inflammation in acute myocardial infarction and heart failure
o Cardiovascular pathophysiology in the context of metabolic disease
o Mechanisms of myocardial protection in ischemia/reperfusion injury
o Mitochondrial biology as it relates to heart injury and the aged heart
o Nanoengineering novel platforms for therapeutic delivery of miRNA in cardiopulmonary disease
o Molecular and cellular mechanisms of electrical remodeling in diseased hearts
o Development of computational models to study electrical signaling in cardiac electrophysiology
o Preventive cardiology
o Social and behavioral determinants of cardiovascular events
o The impact of obesity in cardiovascular disease

Required Qualifications
Candidate must have a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree by the start of the fellowship and should exhibit a commitment to a career in cardiovascular science. In addition, candidate should have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a postdoc at VCU . In compliance with the grant, the candidate to be trained must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications Job Open Date 07/09/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/107719 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your work experience, education, and training that is directly related to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * In compliance with the NIH grant, the candidate to be trained must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Do you meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Reference Letter - 1
  4. Reference Letter - 2
  5. Reference Letter - 3


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