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Postdoctoral Opportunities in Cardiovascular Proteomics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Funded postdoctoral research positions are available!

The Foster Lab is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellows to conduct proteomics-driven projects. Successful candidates should have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in the biosciences with a track record of productivity. At least one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed journal(s).
  • Experience with proteomic sample preparation and data analysis is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with any of the techniques listed would be an asset.
  • Must be willing to embrace the cardiovascular field and systems biology ethos, integrating proteomic data with mouse studies of whole heart physiology. Fellows will be expected to present at cardiovascular conferences in addition to proteomics conferences.
  • Must work independently and as part of a team, have an excellent work ethic, and be well-organized.

Come join this highly collaborative and interdisciplinary group. Candidates should email their CV to Dr. Brian Foster at

Cardiovascular Proteomics Projects

1. Discovering the enzymes of the Vitamins A metabolic pathway in the heart to serve as drug targets for the treatment of heart failure. This is fundamentally new cardiobiology with translational potential. (R01-funded). Techniques used in this project include the following:

  • Proximity labeling & Co-immunoprecipitation/TMT
  • Surequant (isPRM) assays on human HF samples
  • Phosphoproteomics
  • Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy
  • Protein purification & enzymatic assays

2. The Proteomics of Atrial-Ventricular Septal Defects in Down Syndrome (DOD-funded). Techniques used in this project include the following:

  • TAILS proteomics for spliceome and novel microprotein discovery
  • Interactomics (proximity-labeling)
  • Spatial Proteomics using MALDI-MS Imaging.