Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cardiovascular Medicine, VUMC

Kate Stuart
January 22, 2014

A Post-Doctoral position is available immediately in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine to study the fundamental role of nucleotidases in cardiovascular disease. Small laboratory animal models, biochemistry, molecular biology, and proteomics techniques are the main research approaches for these studies, complemented by human studies. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with 2 years of post-doctoral experience. Expertise in either platelet biology or cardiomyocyte biology combined with proficiency in both biochemical assays and molecular biology are necessary. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team is essential. The successful candidate should demonstrate excellent scientific communication, presentation and writing skills, and analytical problem solving skills, as well as a strong work ethic. Funding for the position is available for 1 year with the possibility of extension. Salary is dependent upon the applicant’s experience and follows the NIH guidelines.

Interested individuals should send the following:

1)    A brief cover letter indicating research interests and describing research accomplishments and plans

2)    A current CV

3)    The name and contact information of three references  

Please send all of the above information (preferably via email) to: 

Richard J. Gumina, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2220 Pierce Avenue, PRB 354
Nashville, TN 37232
Phone: (615) 936-5863
Fax: (615) 936-1872