Training & Job Opportunities

Training Opportunities

The Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) of Rhode Island Hospital and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University offers training opportunities for postdoctoral fellows, physician-scientists, graduate and undergraduate students . The CVRC offers a cardiovascular disease-focused research environment focusing on sudden cardiac arrest, cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure.

CVRC offers a collaborative multidisciplinary research training program. The training environment includes:

  • A weekly CVRC data club seminars with speakers on cardiovascular and other scientific topics (site)
  • Joint weekly research seminars with the pulmonary program (site)
  • CVRC-based biweekly introductory seminars for training in basic methodologies applied to the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems (site)
  • Weekly laboratory research group meetings
  • Close collaborative ties to other Research Centers within Brown University and its affiliated hospitals
  • Access to shared facilities at Lifespan and Brown University (site) Postdoctoral Training Opportunities There are a wide range of postdoctoral opportunities within the CVRC, and prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Gideon Koren, MD, Director of the CVRC, or the principal investigator(s) whose work interests them (site). Positions are funded either by grant funding to the Principal Investigators from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.


Job Opportunities:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cardiovascular Research

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available at Rhode Island Hospital affiliated with Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The position is in the Cardiovascular Research Center and the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery Research in the laboratory of Dr. Richard T. Clements. The CVRC is a collaborative environment that houses 9 Principal Investigators and their laboratories focused on cardiac arrhythmia, ischemic injury, and vascular biology. The project is to enhance cardioprotection with a focus on cardiomyocyte mitochondrial metabolism and contraction.  The project will involve a variety of molecular, tissue culture, isolated heart and in vivo work in small and large animals.  Candidates are expected to have previous experience with molecular biology as well as expertise with mice and rats. A background in cardiovascular biology and/or small animal surgery is preferred. The candidate will also be expected to 1) Independently plan, perform, and interpret experiments 2) Present results locally and at national meetings and 3) Draft manuscripts and assist in grant applications. Please submit a CV and contact information for three references to Principal Investigator Richard Clements, PhD Email: