Scientist -Electrophysiology Research

Employer
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Location
Texas Medical Center
Salary
Salary to be determined
Posted
March 14 2019
Ref
10048551
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
Job Type
Staff Scientist

Scientist -Electrophysiology Research

 

Company Description
The Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 with one mandate: to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The Research Institute, housed with Houston Methodist Hospital – a US News and World Reports Honor Roll hospital- has dedicated research space embedded throughout the campus, with a 440,000-square-foot dedicated research building that provides the technology and facilities needed to support all stages of research, product development, and clinical trials to benefit patients around the world. The Research Institute includes laboratory space to house over 1500 staff and trainees, 277 principal investigators, and more than 250 clinical trials. Over 20 core facilities enhance interdisciplinary research, including two Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facilities which provide capabilities to create clinical-grade radiopharmaceuticals, biological agents, nanoparticles and devices. The Institute houses preclinical GLP support, state-of-the-art imaging equipment for preclinical and clinical studies, and the Methodist Institute for Training, Innovation and Education (MITIE), a surgical simulation and procedural skills training facility.

Job Description
The Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the Houston Methodist Research Institute welcomes applications for a junior or mid-level faculty investigator in basic and translational cardiac electrophysiology. The candidate must have a track record and interest in mechanisms and therapy of cardiac arrhythmias.

Laboratory space and equipment – two sets of optical mapping systems for Langendorff-perfused heart as well as myocyte cultures and single-cell fluorescence recordings (dual wavelength) area available.

Faculty will also have the opportunity to affiliate with Weill Cornell Medical College and/or Texas A&M University, and to work with students from these universities.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • PhD in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, molecular biology, bio-physics or related fields.
  • The candidate must have a track record and interest in mechanisms and therapy of cardiac arrhythmias.
  • The candidate will be expected to lead the basic research laboratory independently, and work in close collaboration with clinical and translational researchers for synergistic projects. Access to clinical databases and large animal catheterization labs are available.
  • In addition, candidates are expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program and contribute to the intellectual vitality of the research institute scientific community.
  • Formal teaching is not required, although there will be opportunities for those who wish to do so.

All interested candidates please apply online first to www.houstonmethodistcareers.org, type 45653 in the search box, click on the position title “Scientist” and then apply. Once you have successfully completed the application, please send CV, statement of research interests and future objectives, and list of three references to Director of Cardiovascular Sciences John P. Cooke, MD, PhD at jpcooke@houstonmethodist.org 

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