Available Positions

Junior Faculty Clinical Scientist

University of Pittsburgh and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, searching for trained PhD Clinical Investigator to support the Forman lab’s initiatives in skeletal muscle nitrite science, and to initiate their own grant applications and long-term career.

The Forman lab is based at the University of Pittsburgh as well as the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Its primary orientation is to nitrite science in relation to skeletal muscle mitochondrial bioenergetics and physical function in older adults with clinical applications to frailty, heart failure, and COVID-19. The ideal candidate has a background in cellular (bioenergetics, molecular signaling) and human (cardiorespiratory fitness, metabolism, body composition, exercise) physiology, with skills pertaining to both.  

The candidate is to be hired as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, with 2-years of hard support provided. Responsibilities are to advance Forman lab initiatives, while also provided opportunities to advance independent initiatives at the University of Pittsburgh and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.  The candidate will be situated in well-resourced bench and human physiology lab situated within a new research center where a community of investigators from the University of Pittsburgh Vascular Medicine and Aging Institutes are also situated.

The candidate is to be hired through University of Pittsburgh with an additional appointment at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, such that funding eligibility includes NIH as well as VA funding opportunities. 

Salary commensurate with experience, research methodology proficiency.

Key priorities: Capacities for team science, data organization and analysis as well as cellular and human physiological expertise.

Interested candidates contact Daniel Forman at formand@pitt.edu 412-864-2507.


Physician-Scientist Faculty Search in Basic Cardiovascular Research

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine

The Duke CVRC is interested in hiring physician-scientists as tenure-track faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor.  An appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level may be possible for exceptional senior applicants.

The Duke CVRC seeks to: (1) support research that generates new knowledge through discoveries that increase our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular disease; (2) advance novel diagnostic strategies and biomarkers for stratifying risk; (3) identify new targets for therapy; and (4) develop new opportunities for enhancing clinical care. 

We invite applications from accomplished candidates with clinical and research expertise that is broadly applicable to cardiovascular disease and the mission of the CVRC.  Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) electrophysiology, regenerative medicine, genomics, and cellular signaling.  Candidates will be considered if they are active clinicians and have demonstrated excellence in basic biomedical research with a track record of outstanding scientific accomplishment.  Applicants with an MD or MD/PhD will be considered the most competitive.  Applicants must be either U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence, and also be eligible for NIH and other federal funding.  Women and candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.   

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a 3-page total summary of accomplishments and research plans, and at least 3 letters of recommendation. 

Questions may be directed to the attention of Dr. Maria Rapoza, Executive Director of the CVRC maria.rapoza@duke.edu, Dr. Chris Holley, Associate Director of the CVRC cholley@duke.edu, and Dr. Howard Rockman, Director of the CVRC and Edward S. Orgain Professor of Cardiology in the School of Medicine howard.rockman@duke.edu.


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