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University of Pennsylvania Research Associate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Department of Physiology 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). Expertise is required in the specific area of fluorescent microscopy, atomic force microscopy, single cell myocyte mechanical characterization, myocardial mechanical assays, and computational modelling. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree.

Responsibilities may include development of biomechanical assays to assess the viscoelastic properties of isolated myocytes and myocardium, assist with viscoelastic measurements by atomic force microscopy, and perform combined fluorescent microscopy and mechanical measurements. The successful candidate will excel at teaching and oversight of undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral trainees in the field of biomechanics, while planning, conducting, analyzing and communicating basic and translational research in the area of cardiac pathology toward the development of therapies for cardiac pathophysiology.

The successful applicant will have an opportunity to develop an independently guided research program in the area of cardiovascular muscle mechanics while assisting with the ongoing research efforts within the lab of Dr. Benjamin Prosser. The applicant is required to have an expert understanding of muscle physiology, solid mechanics, and computational techniques that will be used in the lab to decipher the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying mechanical changes in cardiac pathophysiology.

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.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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