Houston, Texas

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Job Summary

The Altamirano lab is hiring a Postdoctoral fellow with experience in Cardiovascular Research. Our long term goal is to study cardiovascular diseases using broad-based, multidisciplinary approaches with the ultimate goal of deciphering molecular mechanisms driving pathology, and discovering novel targets for therapeutic intervention. Our team focuses our research on heart failure and arrhythmias and the underlying triggers driving these diseases. Currently, our lab studies the role of polycystins in cardiac biology. Our recent study revealed that polycystin-1 is essential for normal cardiac function, and its ablation in cardiomyocytes drives systolic and diastolic dysfunction (Circulation. 2019;140:921–936; PMID: 31220931). We are looking for an accountable candidate who wants to learn, collaborate, belong, and enjoy doing research in a laboratory composed of three members. The candidate should have a real sense of purpose and a clear vision for the future in alignment with your/our values.


Not applicable


  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator.
  • Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace. (EF)
  • Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values. (EF)
  • Assists in maintaining the functionality and operations of the Principal Investigator’s laboratory. (EF)
  • Documents research results and writes reports of results for presentation and/or publication in professional journals and other publications. (EF)
  • Develops research methods and performs research activities. (EF)


M.D. or Ph.D required

A letter from the academic institution certifying that all student work is complete will be considered for Postdoctoral Fellow 0 only.


Experience requirements will vary depending on the field of research.

Postdoctoral Fellow 0– no Postdoc experience required

Postdoctoral Fellow 1– one year of Postdoc experience

Postdoctoral Fellow 2 – two years of experience

Postdoctoral Fellow 3 – three years of postdoc experience

Postdoctoral Fellow 4 – four years of postdoc experience


Not applicable


  • Experience in biomedical research required.


Research laboratory environment.


Research laboratory environment

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