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The DeFilippis Research Lab within Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Department of Cardiovascular Medicine seeks applicants for a postdoctoral researcher position. This position will focus on assisting 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.

Cardiovascular Medicine

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).

The Post-Doctoral Clinical Research 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 Medical Center in Dr. DeFilippis’s laboratory, where they will have office space, a computer, and administrative support. This position requires someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work independently.

Please email cover letter and CV to Andrew DeFilippis, MD, MSc via Stephan Bierenga, Stephan.Bierenga@vumc.org

Stephan Bierenga
: stephan.bierenga@vumc.org
: (615) 589-7373
2023-01-05 18:54:03

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