Cardiac EP Research fellow

San Francisco, CA
United States

JOB SUMMARY:

The Research Fellow will work with Dr. Marcus on Cardiac Electrophysiology research related to the mechanism by which premature beats (premature atrial contractions, or PACs, and premature ventricular contractions, or PVCs) lead to cardiac myopathy. Specifically, this research will involve understanding the characteristics of PACs most predictive of atrial fibrillation and the characteristics of PVCs most predictive of heart failure.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 30%  Use computer programs such as physionet.org and/ or MATLAB and/ or other signal processing software to design and implement automated processes to characterize coupling intervals, durations, and other characteristics from Header and dat files (which also can be used as .RAW or .hdr and .sig files) and MIT files.
  • 30%  Data analysis of collected data and signal processing
  • 20%  Develop and implement proposed statistical analyses
  • 10%  Prepare scholarly manuscripts and submission to journals
  • 10%  Present research findings at UCSF research/other meetings and national conferences

The Division of Cardiology is one of the largest clinical, research and training divisions of the Department of Medicine (DOM) at UCSF.  Within the Division are sub-specialty sections for:  Adult Congenital Heart Disease; Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant, and Pulmonary Hypertension; Cardiac Electrophysiology; Echocardiography and Cardiac Imaging; General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology; and Prevention.  The Division runs several clinical practices in multiple sites, conducts basic and clinical research, and educates medical students, residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars through ACGME as well as non-ACGME training programs.  In addition, the Division has significant and complex financial and administrative relationships with the Department of Medicine (DOM) and the UCSF Medical Center, as well as large patient care programs in the sections noted above, large clinical, Federal, and privately supported research programs and six faculty laboratories.

 

The Division has 45 full-time faculty, 4 non-faculty academics, 36 clinical fellows, 3 post-doctoral research fellows, 7 WOS faculty, 2 MSP physicians and 57 research support and administrative staff.  The Division currently expends over $22 million per year in pursuit of its clinical, research, training, and service missions.  While the Division is primarily split between the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses, fellows have rotations at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

 

ABOUT UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.  It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD, MD or equivalent (MBBS)
  • Experience in biomedical research
  • Ability to multi-task and work well with limited supervision
  • Computer skills with Microsoft, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, statistical software (such as SPSS)
  • Experience with signal processing and programs such as MATLAB or equivalent

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in cardiac electrophysiology or electrocardiograms
  • Experience with statistical data analysis (using Stata or SAS or equivalent statistical package)
  • Prior scholarly activity (published abstracts and manuscripts)

Email CV to Dr. Gregory Marcus at [email protected]

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