The Quertermous Laboratory  


Postdoctoral fellowship in post-genomic study of heart disease associated genetic loci

This laboratory has recently contributed to the large-scale association based human genetics studies identifying coronary heart disease (CHD) risk loci.

Post-genomics studies in this laboratory employing bioinformatics, in vitro cell culture, and mouse genetic models, are being employed to identify the mechanisms by which CHD-associated alleles contribute to disease risk. In particular, interest is focused on transcription factors that are active in the blood vessel wall, and high throughput methods are being employed to characterize the gene regulatory program that is mediated by these disease factors.

Postdoctoral fellows are sought with experience in the study of transcriptional regulatory mechanisms, high throughput methods such as ChIPseq and RNAseq, bioinformatic analysis of such genomic data, or smooth muscle cell biology.

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Stanford University School of Medicine provide superlative training opportunities at the post-doctoral level in a highly stimulating and interactive environment.

To apply, please forward your CV and a personal statement to Thomas Quertermous ( Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and minority applicants are encouraged to apply


Life Science Research Assistant - Job# 62432

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine seeks a Life Science Research Assistant (LSRA) for the Quertermous Lab in the Falk Cardiovascular Research Center.
The Quertermous laboratory employs genomic and genetic methods to study the molecular mechanisms that mediate cardiovascular disease risk and pathophysiology. For genes identified through whole genome studies, we work to identify mechanisms by which causal variation is responsible for altered gene structure or function, and employ tissue culture and genetic mouse models to identify how encoded factors participate in the disease process.
The LSRA will perform day-to-day experiments under the guidance of Dr. Quertermous, supporting molecular biology, cell culture, and mouse genetic models to accomplish the goals of the Quertermous lab. This work will require the maintenance and expansion of human tissue culture cell lines and include the preparation of DNA, RNA, and protein from the samples. Maintenance of the animal colony representing a variety of genetic mutations that allow manipulation of causal gene function will also be a critical component of the work to be conducted. S/he will be expected to collect, analyze, and present research data to the research group and make original scientific contributions to the research field. The LSRA may be expected to troubleshoot existing protocols and develop novel protocols and procedures and provide technical and scientific advice to other research personnel in lab. The position will also entail some lab support tasks such as ordering supplies and equipment,maintaining lab records, and adhering to safety regulations.

Quarlifications Required: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences
  • One year previous experience in medical research
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment
  • Ability to handle a wide range of assignments and meet deadlines with minimal day-to-day instruction
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Qualifications Desired:
  • Proven ability to work independently as part of a research team
  • Additional years in medical research
  • Experience in tissue culture, mouse colony maintenance and basic molecular biology techniques
  • MS degree

To apply please visit Stanford Careers, and reference to job#62432 and forward your CV and a personal statement to Thomas Quertermous ( Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and minority applicants are encouraged to apply

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