Cardiovascular Postdoctoral Training Program

Postdoctoral Cardiovascular Researcher positions are available through the Smidt Heart Institute for National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 eligible candidates (U.S. citizens or permanent residents).

Position Requirements

  • PhD or MD, or equivalent degree.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
  • Highly motivated and accomplished individuals with a strong background in cardiovascular research. Both new graduates and those with some postdoctoral experience, are encouraged to apply.
  • Cedars-Sinai is committed to training a diverse group of women and men including underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
How to Apply

Please submit curriculum vitae (CV), a personal statement with a brief summary of research experience, a list of faculty of interest, approximate date of availability and three references to:

Joshua I. Goldhaber, MD
Director of Basic Research Programs
Director, Cedars-Sinai/VA Greater Los Angeles Cardiology Fellowship Training Program

Cedars-Sinai
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Davis Building, Suite 1015
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Attn: Dana Kramer

Participating Laboratories & Researchers

(immunology of vascular diseases including the role of infectious agents; Kawasaki's arteritis)

(MRI techniques for noninvasive detection of CAD with and without contrast agents; characterization of the composition of the vessel wall and atherosclerotic plaque)


(women's health; multicenter clinical studies on noninvasive detection and assessment of ischemia in women)


(T32 Co-PI: Cardiac stem cell biology; stem cells in animal and human models; first-in-man trial of autologous cardiac-derived stem cells for repair of myocardium)


(atherosclerotic plaque characterization using coronary CT angiography/improvement of cardiac SPECT technology)


(affiliated with Goldhaber Laboratory, Philipson's research focuses on structure-function of the sodium-calcium exchanger in cardiac muscle)


(renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, angiotensin II AT1 receptor, novel mouse models of ACE expression)


(basic and translational research on lipid metabolism; vaccine development against atherosclerosis)


(genetic, phenotypic and environmental basis for sudden death syndromes in humans; sudden death risk in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy)


(ion channel development and regulation in normal and damaged heart cells; ion channel trafficking)


(novel MRI techniques for detecting functionally important coronary artery stenosis and regional myocardial oxygen deficits)


(improved specificity and sensitivity of myocardial perfusion SPECT technologies for the purpose of detection of obstructive coronary artery disease and myocardial perfusion quantification)


(T32 Co-PI: cardiac excitation-contraction coupling; Na/Ca exchanger mouse models; calcium regulation in SAN, iPS cells)


(iPS stem cell biology; iPS stem cell use in patients with Parkinson's, spinal cord, and neurodegenerative diseases)


(cardioprotection; autophagy; apoptosis)


(Proteomic analysis of heart disease: from molecular mechanism to biomarker development)


(acute myocardial infarction regional care, stem cell and gene therapy for patients who are not candidates for standard revascularization)


(immunology of vascular diseases including the role of infectious agents; Kawasaki's arteritis)



Have Questions or Need Help?

Contact us if you have questions or would like to learn more about Cedars-Sinai's Postdoctoral Scientist Training Program.

Alysia Caldwell
Program Coordinator