FDA Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cardiac Microphysiological System (MPS)

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FDA Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cardiac Microphysiological System (MPS)

A research opportunity is currently available with the Office of the Commissioner (OC) Office of Women’s Health (OWH), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The project will be located at the National Center for Toxicological Research, located in Jefferson, Arkansas. 

A complex in vitro modeling lab at FDA/NCTR/DSB is working on creating a sex-specific cardiac microphysiological system (MPS). Our approach combines sex-specific induced pluripotent stem cell lines and a complex in vitro cell culture platform to create MPS that will demonstrate sex disparities related to susceptibility to adverse chemotherapeutic effects. We seek a motivated recent graduate passionate about learning and contributing to modeling a sex-specific MPS model. This will be a 1-year appointment with a possibility of renewal depending on the performance and availability of funds. 

Brief Description

OrganizationUniversity of Rochester
Education LevelFellowship
SubjectsBiology, Developmental Biology, Pharmacology, Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering
AmountEducational Fund
Access ModeOnline
Number of AwardsNA
Contest DeadlineAugust 30, 2022
Application FeesNA
RequirementsFellowship application

Who is Eligible?

The qualified candidate must pursue or have received a doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields (e.g., Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Pharmacology, Bioengineering, or Tissue Engineering). Degree must have been received within the past five years. 

  • At least three years of relevant laboratory experience in academic or industry research
  • Experience involving induced pluripotent stem cells maintenance and multi-lineage differentiation (especially cardiac lineage)
  • Hands-on laboratory experience in cell and molecular biology, including RNAseq, flow cytometry, qPCR, immunostaining, high-content and confocal imaging, and other relevant laboratory techniques
  • Demonstrated understanding of analysis and interpretation of experimental data with proficiency in problem-solving and protocol refinement
  • Demonstrated experience in multitasking, effective organization and time-management, prioritizing efficiently, and conducting research independently, as well as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to start, develop and conclude assignments
  • Experience in complex in vitro model systems/microphysiological systems 
  • Experience with in vitro drug testing
Postdoctoral fellowship(1)

How to Apply?

A complete application consists of:      

  • An application
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • One educational or professional recommendation

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.FDA.CDRH@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Application Deadline

Fellowship applications will be accepted through August 30, 2022.

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