Postdoctoral Position Conducting Cardiac Research at Johns Hopkins
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Type: Full Time
A fully-funded postdoctoral research position is available now in the Laboratory of Dr. D. Brian Foster, in the Division of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore MD.
Come join this highly collaborative and interdisciplinary group.
The Foster Lab is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to conduct cell biological, and in vivo mouse physiological analyses exploring the role of cardiac all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) insufficiency in diastolic dysfunction and heart failure progression. Approaches span whole heart physiology to myocyte EC coupling to myofibril mechanics and biochemistry.
Our laboratory utilizes diverse experimental techniques including targeted and shotgun proteomics, RNA-Seq, bioinformatics, and data integration, to analyze both cellular and in vivo mouse models of diastolic dysfunction and heart failure. The Foster lab has longstanding collaborations with pre-eminent cardiobiologists in the Division of Cardiology and the Department of Pediatric Cardiology.
By way of orientation, see the related work:
Yang N, Parker L, Yu J, Jones JW, Liu T, Papanicolaou K, Talbot Jr. CC, Margulies KB, O'Rourke B, Kane MA, Foster DB. Cardiac retinoic acid levels decline in heart failure. JCI Insight. 2021 Apr 22;6(8):e137593. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.137593.
And check out Fosterlab.org.
Questions and/or applications (CV, references etc.) can be submitted to Dr. D. Brian Foster via e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ph.D., preferably in cardiovascular physiology or a related field, with at least one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Experience with rodent animal models is required. Experience in cardiac physiology (e.g. echocardiography, ion-optix measurements of force & calcium) are a plus.
Must work independently and as part of a team, have an excellent work ethic, and be well-organized.