Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate Positions

Charles S. Chung, PhD is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to investigate the mechanical and molecular control of myocardial relaxation.  The newly established lab studies muscle physiology from both an in vivo and in vitro viewpoint.  Our lab focuses on in vitro muscle (cell and fiber) bio-mechanics, and in vivo ultrasound and pressure-volume.  Our current funded project seeks to understand how myocardial stretch and altered passive stiffness (titin and ECM) modify myocardial relaxation.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent advanced degree) with research experience in physiology, biophysics, bioengineering, cell biology, or molecular biology.  Desired/necessary experience includes: experience using intact cardiac cells, tissues, or organs; research in myofilament proteins or cardiac collagen; of experience with muscle physiology.  Full funding available for NIH F32 eligible individuals.  Interested applicants should summit a cover letter; a current CV; and the name, e-mail address, and phone number of three references to  Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

Dr. J.-P. Jin's laboratory is recruiting a qualified individual to lead research projects on muscle contractility. The fully established laboratory has track records of high research productivity and supporting trainees to develop into independent scientists. Advanced molecular biology, biochemistry and cellular biology experimental systems, including newly developed transgenic and gene knockout mouse lines, are available for the new recruits to address fundamental questions on muscle and cytoskeleton protein structure-function relationships. The position is based on stable funding and offer competitive salary and benefit package. The applicants should have a Ph.D. with documented strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry or cell biology. Muscle physiology background would be a plus. Please submit application with current CV and the name, phone number and e-mail address of three references to in the Department of Physiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine. The recruitment will be on a rolling basis until the position is filled.