Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
The structural heart research and innovation laboratory in the division of cardiothoracic surgery at Emory University is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to study the biological adaptation of heart valves to abnormal mechanical forces imposed by different surgical and interventional therapies. The position is funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (HL133667) from Sept 2020 – Aug 2022. The qualified candidate will have a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering, with prior published experience in studying the mechanics of soft tissues. The candidate will work under the mentorship of Dr. Muralidhar Padala, Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Emory University
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.