Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Cardiovascular Toxicity

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Job Description

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Won Hee Lee in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.

The Lee lab is stably funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and institutional funding. We are currently looking for a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral fellow to use a combination of mouse models, patient samples, and patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to study how cancer drugs induce cardiotoxicity with a focus on integrated stress response.  

Experience working in cardiovascular research, stem cell biology, and animal models of cardiac disease is desirable.

Minimum qualifications: Recent or upcoming PhD or MD/PhD degree (must be within 3 years of obtaining PhD). A strong record of peer-reviewed research papers with at least one first-author publications in reputable journals (IF> 5) is required. Ideal candidates should have experience working in two or more of the following areas: 1) stem cell biology; 2) animal models of cardiac diseases; 3) epigenetics; 4) sequencing techniques; and 5) gene-editing techniques including CRISPR.

Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral research fellows (NIH salary guidelines).

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV with the names of three references to Dr. Won Hee Lee ( ).

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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