Unit: School of EngineeringCategory: Postdoctoral ScholarSeries: Postdoctoral ScholarArea: BioengineeringOpening Date: 11/18/2010Description:A full-time position for Postdoctoral Researcher is available as part of an ongoing stem cell project in Building Cardiac Tissue from Stem Cells and Natural Matricies and in the general area of cardiovascular tissue engineering. This project is part of a $1.7 million project, funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary research team in cardiovascular regenerative medicine and will work in collaboration with the Dr. Kara McCloskeys laboratory and UC, Merced (home) and collaborators at UC, Davis (3-4 days per month) located 2 hours by car. Duties include, but are not limited to: mouse, and human embryonic stem cell culture, stem cell differentiation, flow cytometry cell sorting, fluorescent microscopy, histology, gene expression microarray analyses, reverse transcriptase and real-time quantitative PCR, and preclinical animal studies in mice and pigs.The campus is located at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills, between Yosemite and the San Francisco Bay Area. The McCloskey Lab is a growing laboratory with 1 current post-doctoral trainee, 5 graduate students, and several undergraduates. Qualifications:MD or PhD in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biology, or other related area or equivalent combination of education and experience. Mouse or human embryonic stem cell culture experience is a significant plus.o Skill to organize and prioritize a diversified workload with attention to detail and multiple deadlines. o Responsible for maintaining clean and safe work environment and keeping laboratory stocked. Previous lab experience preferred.o Demonstrated ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal supervisiono Demonstrated ability to function well in a team environmento Effective interpersonal skills to establish cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff and students. o Demonstrated organizational skills for lab usage assignments and coordinationo Responsible for maintaining clean and safe work environment and keeping laboratory stockedo Knowledge of routine maintenance and proper use of laboratory equipmentSpecial conditions of employmentThe preferred starting date is in January 2011, but this may be negotiable; the position is available for up to 5 years (depending on performance) and a minimum of 2 years. This position requires some travel (3-4 days per month) to UC, Davis.