Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine

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Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Cincinnati includes accomplished physicians, research scientists, clinical laboratory scientists, and administrative, technical, and clerical staff who support our work.


A full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Yi-Gang Wang in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct cardiovascular and molecular biology research under close supervision with the aim to discover a new way to fix heart failure and study how heart damage occurs after blood flow is restored.
  • Repair injured heart through developing new cell-based therapy approaches. Responsible for stem cell isolation, culture, expansion, and induction with various bioactive molecules.
  • Study the heart responses through conducting echocardiography and pressure-volume loops for measuring heart function and hemodynamic changes after myocardial infarction in mice and rats.
  • Perform experiments involving animals (mouse or rat) in preparation for surgery, anesthesia procedures, heterotopic heart transplantation, intra-operative monitoring, post-operative care, and record keeping.

Minimum Requirements

Prior to effective date of the appointment, all of the following are required:

  • An MD or Doctoral Degree in Biology, Bioengineering, or related field.
  • 2 years of experience in lab(s) specializing in:
    • cardiovascular or molecular biology, working with projects on animal heart structure or cell-based treatments.


    • complex animal surgery (left descending coronary artery ligation to model heart attacks, or transverse aortic constriction, or heart transplants in rodents), assessing heart function, and tissue immunostaining analysis.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine

Date:  May 8, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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