Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Cardiology - 42435 in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Cardiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Two postdoctoral positions in cellular/molecular cardiac electrophysiology are presently available to identify the molecular determinants of voltage-gated potassium (K+) and sodium (Na+) channel diversity and functioning in the mammalian myocardium. These channels are critical determinant of action potential generation and repolarization in the heart and changes in the expression and/or properties of K+/Na+ channels in inherited or acquired cardiovascular disease can lead to cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death. The available positions present an exceptional opportunity for individuals interested in combining a variety of molecular, biochemical, electrophysiological and functional approaches to explore the physiological mechanisms controlling the regulation and modulation of myocardial K+/Na+ channels and how these mechanisms go awry in inherited cardiovascular and systemic diseases. In addition, Washington University offers an outstanding scientific and professional environment for postdoctoral training and professional development. Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs.

Required Qualifications

The appointee has earned a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Although previous experience in electrophysiology, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and/or imaging is not required, preference will be given to individuals with training and expertise in one or more of these additional areas.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested individuals should email a letter of application with their curriculum vitae and the names of two individuals willing to write letters of recommendation to:

Jeanne M. Nerbonne, Ph.D.


Center for Cardiovascular Research

Box 8086

Washington University Medical School

St. Louis, MO 63110

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Cardiology - 42435

Job ID: 42435

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular