Small Animal Surgeon - Myocardial Biology and Heart Failure Laboratory

  • Scarborough, ME
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Management/Leadership
  • Req #: 132462
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Small Animal Surgeon - Myocardial Biology and Heart Failure Laboratory

Maine Medical Center

Scarborough, ME

Full Time, Day Shift

The Myocardial Biology and Heart Failure (MBHF) Laboratory at Maine Medical Center Research Institute is seeking a Technology Manager to oversee all aspects of a small animal surgical program. Knowledge in the areas of cardiovascular biology and experimental biology disease models is desired. Previous experience in myocardial infarction surgery is preferred, but additional training will be provided as needed.  The long term goals of the MBHF laboratory are to determine the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of heart failure and to develop new cell-based strategies to treat heart disease. For more info about the MBHF laboratory, please visit:, and

This individual's primary responsibility will be to manage a small animal surgery program, which will include performing myocardial infarction studies in mice. Other responsibilities include laboratory management, supply management, and direct supervision of trainees. Opportunities will be provided to work collaboratively with other laboratory members on basic science aspects of clinical studies sponsored through our laboratory. Position availability is directly related to grant funding. 

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • May be proficient in operation of one or more applications within a specific technology.
  • Skills should include ability to troubleshoot problems and analyze the data obtained from instrumentation.
  • Must have good organizational and personnel management skills.
  • Project management skills, communication skills, both personal and written, business skills and schedule- planning acumen.
  • Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen required.
  • Bachelor's degree in specialized/relevant field or Master's degree, PhD preferred.
  • 2 years of directly related experience.

About Maine Medical Center

Maine Medical Center is a complete healthcare resource for the people of greater Portland, the entire state of Maine and Northern New England. With 637 beds and more than 7,000 employees, Maine Medical Center is the state's largest medical center and the flagship facility of MaineHealth. In addition, we have achieved Magnet™ status in recognition of our commitment to the highest standards of nursing excellence. Maine Medical Center's unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including the state's only medical school, through a partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine, and a world-class biomedical research center, the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.

Located in beautiful Portland, our city has been recognized numerous times as a metropolitan hub that features award-winning gourmet dining, diverse cultural activities and a variety of sporting attractions. Located on a peninsula in Casco Bay and just 45 minutes away from the mountains of western Maine there is something for everyone. So whether your preference is hiking or skiing; biking or walking; sunbathing or sailing – or even doing nothing at all – you don't have to go far to find it in Portland. 

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.


We offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.


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