Dr. Kaushal’s NIH funded laboratory in the Department of Surgery atUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine has a postdoctoralresearch associate position immediately available. The major focusof our research projects is to determine the mechanism for cardiacregeneration using different cell-based preparations, includingexosomes, condition media, and the stem cells themselves andtesting these cell-based products in a variety of regenerativeassays. In particular, we are determining how mIRs present in theexosomes derived from the stem cells affect the regenerativeprocess to recover the injured myocardium. Several animal and cellmodel systems, including conditional gene knockouts, will be usedin these research projects, and many state of the art techniquesare available, such as real time PCR, CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing,confocal microscopy, real time imaging and advanced microscopy,multicolor flow and sorting, HPLC and mass spectrometry, andultrasonic and telemetric measurements of cardiovascular functionin rodents and large animals. The University of Maryland School ofMedicine has a group of outstanding scientists in cardiovascularresearch, especially in cardiovascular cell signaling, diabetes,endothelial biology, and pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with themand get help in developing an independent career in this researchfield. To apply, send an application letter and CV, and the nameand contact information for three references to Dr. Sunjay Kaushal,MD, PhD, Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Department ofSurgery, 110 S. Paca Street, 7th floor, Baltimore, MD21201, [email protected] :Applicants must have a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree and provenskills and experience in molecular biology.The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity,Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals withdisabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.