Faculty Position
Cardiologist

Job Description and Responsibilities
The Heart & Vascular Center at the MetroHealth Campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland is seeking BE/BC cardiologist to join clinically/academically active program in busy, urban, teaching hospital affiliated with a prestigious research university. State-of-the-art clinical and research facilities available in supportive academic environment. Competitive salary and faculty appointment (Assistant/Associate Professor) commensurate with experience.

Contact Information
Contact David S. Rosenbaum, M.D. via e-mail drosenbaum@metrohealth.org or telephone (216) 778-2005.

David S. Rosenbaum, M.D.
Director, Heart & Vascular Research Center
MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University
2500 MetroHealth Drive, Hamman 3
Cleveland, OH 44109-1998
(216) 778-2005

Case Western Reserve University and MetroHealth are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.

For further information regarding specific positions, please visit the following centers: Functional Electrical Stimulation, Genetic Epidemiology, Health Care Research & Policy, Heart & Vascular, Kidney Diseases

Training Position
Postdoctoral Fellow - Heart and Vascular Research Center


Job Description and Responsibilities

Full-time postdoctoral position is available in the Heart & Vascular Research Center of the MetroHealth campus of Case Western Reserve University to study molecular mechanisms of modulation of ion channel functions. Several projects are available with the main focus being a better understanding of the cardiac sodium channel, from its trafficking to its 3D structure under normal and disease causing state (LQT3 and Brugada syndrome).

Required Qualifications
PhD or MD with an emphasis in biophysics, physiology, biology, or medical sciences is required. Previous experience with patch-clamp and basic laboratory skills is required. Previous experience in molecular biology, fluorescence microscopy and protein is highly desired. A track record of publications in PubMed-indexed journals is desirable.

The ideal applicant will be an energetic, imaginative, self-motivated individual with biophysical training and with a strong interest in ion channel structure and function and in their role in cardiac arrhythmias.

Contact Information
Isabelle Deschênes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
Heart and Vascular Research Center
MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Rammelkamp 658
Cleveland, OH 44109
ideschenes@metrohealth.org
Phone: (216) 778-7342
Fax: (216) 778-1261
http://www.metrohealthresearch.org/hvrc.html


For further information regarding specific positions, please visit the following centers: Functional Electrical Stimulation, Genetic Epidemiology, Health Care Research & Policy, Heart & Vascular, Kidney Diseases

Training Position
Postdoctoral Fellow - Heart and Vascular Research Center


Job Description and Responsibilities

A post-doctoral fellowship position is currently available to participate in ongoing research to develop cell therapy for cardiac arrhythmias. This exciting new field has the potential to revolutionize treatment and provide a cure for heart disease. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in cell biology.

Required Qualifications
MD or PhD with an emphasis in biology, medical sciences, or chemistry is required. Previous experience with chronic animal models, laboratory equipment, and basic laboratory skills is required. Experience in cardiac physiology is required. A track record of publications in PubMed-indexed journals is desirable.


Contact Information
Kenneth R. Laurita, Ph.D.
MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109-1998
(216) 778-7342
klaurita@metrohealth.org


For further information regarding specific positions, please visit the following centers: Functional Electrical Stimulation, Genetic Epidemiology, Health Care Research & Policy, Heart & Vascular, Kidney Diseases

Technical Position
Research Assistant II/III - Heart and Vascular Research Center


Job Description and Responsibilities
Laboratory technician to assist in molecular, cellular, protein, and animal studies of cardiovascular diseases under the guidance of a staff scientist. Must have experience with most basic molecular and biochemical techniques, including Western blotting; immunohistochemistry; PCR; cloning; agarose and acrylamide electrophoresis; DNA and RNA extraction; plasmid growth and isolation; virus preparation, bacterial and mammalian cell culture; basic bioinformatics and general computer skills. Additional responsibilities include coordinating and supporting lab activities with students and other personnel. The candidate must be capable of exercising independent judgment while participating in the planning of experiments and evaluating and interpreting results.

Required Qualifications
BA or MA in Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related field. Master's preferred plus a minimum of three years of experience in basic molecular biology techniques is essential. Comparable laboratory experience may be substituted for educational requirements. Must be highly motivated and capable of working with others. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's training and experience.

Contact Information

Isabelle Deschênes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Heart and Vascular Research Center
MetroHealth Campus, CWRU
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Rammelkamp 658
Cleveland, OH 44109
ideschenes@metrohealth.org

Phone: (216) 778-7342
Fax: (216) 778-1261
http://www.metrohealthresearch.org/hvrc.html


For further information regarding specific positions, please visit the following centers: Functional Electrical Stimulation, Genetic Epidemiology, Health Care Research & Policy, Heart & Vascular, Kidney Diseases