The major focus of our research projects is to determine themechanism for cardiac regeneration using different cell-basedpreparations, including exosomes, condition media, and the stemcells themselves and testing these cell-based products in a varietyof regenerative assays. In particular, we are determining how mIRspresent in the exosomes derived from the stem cells affect theregenerative process to recover the injured myocardium. Severalanimal and cell model systems, including conditional geneknockouts, will be used in these research projects, and many stateof the art techniques are available, such as real time PCR,CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing, confocal microscopy, real time imagingand advanced microscopy, multicolor flow and sorting, HPLC and massspectrometry, and ultrasonic and telemetric measurements ofcardiovascular function in rodents and large animals.Qualifications :Applicants must have a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree and provenskills and experience in molecular biology.The University ofMaryland School of Medicine has a group of outstanding scientistsin cardiovascular research, especially in cardiovascular cellsignaling, diabetes, endothelial biology, and pathogenesis ofatherosclerosis. Successful applicants will have the opportunity towork with them and get help in developing an independent career inthis research field.To apply, send an application letter and CV, and the name andcontact information for three references to Dr. Sunjay Kaushal, MD,PhD, Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery,110 S. Paca Street, 7th floor, Baltimore, MD 21201,[email protected] accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & CareerServices at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST.Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or1-800-735-2258.The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women,veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged toapply.