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Assistant Project Scientist in Pharmacology - Bers Lab

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The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology invites applications for a full-time academic position in the Assistant Project Scientist series.

The successful candidate should have research interests aimed at deciphering the molecular pathway(s) through which sodium overloads the cardiac myocytes to induce arrhythmias in heart failure.

The incumbent will be highly involved in the ongoing project examining the pathophysiological regulation of RyR function in cardiac myocytes. The duties of this position will be to carry out research, analysis and writing related to the following studies: 1) Delineating the molecular mechanisms of how diabetic hyperglycemia induces cardiac arrhythmias and how diabetichyperglycemia synergizes with other stress factors to exacerbate the cardiac pathological outcomes; and 2) Deciphering the molecular pathway(s) through which sodium overloads cardiac myocytes to induce arrhythmias in heart failure.

Basic qualifications for this position are as follows:

  • PhD in Physiology (cardiac preferred)
  • At least six years of experience in electrophysiology and a good publication record (1st author publications preferred)
  • Extensive experience with fluorescence imaging of Na and Ca
  • Extensive experience with CAMKII signaling
  • Experience with iPsC culture
  • Management skills to organize the lab orders and lab inventory.
  • Expertise to ensure the compliance with lab safety and biosafety regulation in UCDavis and other university and government policies.

For full consideration, applications must be received by June 7, 2017, however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2018.

Qualified applicants should submit a Cover Letter detailing their qualifications for the position, a Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and contact information for 3-5 references online at A research statement is also preferred, but not required. All documents need to be uploaded as PDF files.

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)