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Research Assistant Professor - Cardiovascular Biology - (FAC003315)

The Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutics Sciences at the University of Houston is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant Professor (non-tenure track). The proposed Research Faculty should have research experience in cardiovascular biology. Specifically, conducting research activities on the guided differentiation of reprogrammed progenitor cells to form mature cardiac conduction cells for heart repair. This research project focuses on the investigation of the potential use of generating reprogrammed human cardiac Pacemaker-like cells and Purkinje-like cells as a cell-based approach for the treatment of sinoatrial nodal dysfunction and heart failure. Other projects include conducting research activities on aspects of G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCR). This research project focuses on defining the β-adrenergic receptor (βAR) mediated “biased” signaling and characterizing A-kinase Anchoring Protein (AKAP) “signalosomes” in βAR-mediated signaling.

Candidates should have experience in molecular biology, cell biology, animal physiology, therapeutic delivery systems, cell culture, and functional analysis (in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo). Also, the candidate will assist in research collaborations, writing research manuscripts and research proposals, as well as providing day-to-day technical and scientific support to undergraduate and graduate students.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although an early application is recommended. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter describing his/her interest in the position; a statement of how he/she will lead efforts to enhance research infrastructure, administration, training, and resources to build and support the college's areas of research expertise; curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references. Competitive salaries and excellent fringe benefits are provided to successful applicants.

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-Designated Tier 1 public research university and also a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center which houses major academic research programs in cancer, genetics, and neuroscience with a major focus on translational research.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Qualifications :

Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. in biological sciences with 5 years of post-doctoral experience.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested of an appointee. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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