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Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Fellowship for a NIH funded Cardiovascular research project.


We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Fellow to assist with an exciting, NIH funded Cardiovascular research project that will include event adjudication with modern criteria for acute myocardial infarction (MI) subtypes (i.e., type 1 versus type 2 MI), as well as accounting for all non-ischemic myocardial injury events. Despite different prevalence, pathobiology, and prognosis, all NHLBI prospective cohorts adjudicate incident acute myocardial infarction (MI) as a singular entity, as opposed to etiologically distinct MI subtypes defined by the 4th Universal Definition of MI. By adjudicating specific MI phenotypes, and defining their epidemiology, this project will directly enable more precise risk prediction, discovery of novel pathobiology-specific risk factors, and allow for the development more targeted preventive strategies (i.e., anticoagulation for those at risk for type 1 versus type 2 MI). This position will include close collaboration with the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a National Institutes of Health research cohort.

The Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Fellow will be integral to myocardial injury adjudication skill acquisition and coordination of effort between study adjudicators, study advisory board, the study Program Coordinator, MESA Data Coordinating Center, MESA Proposals and Publications Committee, MESA Field Centers, statisticians, and co-investigators. The fellow will develop expertise in myocardial injury, multi-center cohort research and opportunities for independent projects will be encouraged. Minimum requirements will include a medical degree, and formal training in epidemiology/statistics, preferably a Master of Public Health or Master of Science and Clinical Research degree. Prior clinical training (residency) will be preferred. Additional course work will be encouraged to enhance the fellow’s career goal of maturing into an independently funded myocardial injury/acute MI translational researcher. The fellow will be located at Vanderbilt University in Dr. DeFilippis’ laboratory, where s/he will have office space, a computer, and administrative support. This position requires someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Please email cover letter and CV to Andrew DeFilippis, MD, MSc at

Andrew DeFilippis
: (615) 936-1345
2021-03-11 18:07:29

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