Research Assistant Positions - Medicine: Cardiology/Neuroscience


Medical University of South Carolina


Charleston, South Carolina

Principal Investigator

Onder Albayram

Principal Investigator

Federica del Monte 



The Medical University of South Carolina's Department of Medicine is seeking highly motivated applicants to fill its pre-medicine or postdoctoral position in physiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology for unique interdisciplinary laboratory within the Christie’s Heart and Brain Program. The program is co-directed by Dr. del Monte, MD, PhD, cardiologist, and Onder Albayram, a neuroscientist, and can provide exposure and training in the newly linked neuro and cardio disciplines. The candidate for the physiology position will work on rodent models of cardiovascular diseases and Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, or/and PTSD and schizophrenia, and human tissue. He/she will bring strong background in mouse behavioral studies, pathology or/and in vivo cardiac physiology (echocardiography, PV loops); in vitro studies on isolated neuronal cells or/and cardiomyocytes. Candidates for the molecular biology position will bring strong background in protein and nucleic acid biochemistry. All candidates will care for mouse colonies and cultured cells.

Guidelines and Supervision: The PIs will be readily available and will meet with the research fellow frequently. The position is highly independent and should be able to carry-out projects including troubleshooting. Literature update and manuscript drafting.


Successful candidates will have strong communications skills and a B.Sc. or/and M.Sc. or Ph.D. in a suitable discipline of biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, physiology, or neuroscience.

Preferred experience, knowledge, and skills: Experience with protein and nucleic acid isolation, protein assays, ELISA, PCR, cell culture, animal husbandry/genotyping, and/or behaviors and surgery is preferred. Willingness to learn new techniques is required.