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Research Associate in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Posting Department: Surgery
Expire Date: 05/26/2016
The Department of Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for a Research Associate position in the Academic Support Staff. This appointment will be initially for one (1) year and continuation during that time period and renewal are based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding (limited to three (3) years). The successful applicant will have experience in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. Responsibilities include performing cardiac surgical procedures on large animals; preop, intraop and postop care of large animals; operating a cardiopulmonary bypass machine; monitoring anesthesia; performing cardiac catheterization and cardiac device placement; operating a 3T MRI device for large animal research; and data and image analysis. Also required will be planning, organizing and executing research projects related to the main scope and focus of the lab; organizing different resources to be utilized in the course of study, including writing the SOPs and getting approval from different regulatory authorities (e.g. IACUC) as required; ordering various reagents and other resources for the lab; executing the research project by utilizing various skills in specialized tissue preparation; and histological analysis and other research methodologies for data generation, collection and analysis. Overall, the holder of the position will facilitate the various day-to-day activities in the lab, supervising fellows, veterinary technicians and rotation students. He/she will also write and disseminate research results by preparing manuscripts for publication and presenting the research findings at scientific conferences as well as working productively with other research collaborators. Applicants must have an M.D. or equivalent degree.

Applicants must have significant post doctoral work experience and a track record of first-authored publications. The successful candidate will become a member of the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery. Duties will be pursued within the laboratory of Drs. Robert and Joseph Gorman.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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