Overview/Job Description. The Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology in the Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health San Antonio is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to engage in ongoing studies to investigate the effects of high fat diet on the central circuits responsible for the regulation of vagal motor output in the laboratory of Dr. Carie Boychuk. We have a highly interactive and dynamic research group that evaluates autonomic circuits in an integrative fashion by testing outcomes at the level of individual cell(s), circuit analysis, and whole-animal neurophysiology. We use a variety of techniques including whole cell patch clamp electrophysiology, fluorescent/laser/light microscopy, radio telemetry, molecular biology, and opto/chemogenetics.
Qualifications. Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD in neuroscience, physiology or related fields. Experience in whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology is preferred but not required. Applicants who anticipate to defend their thesis in the near future are also encouraged to apply. We are seeking individuals with a demonstrated record of careful experimental methods, high-quality publications, excellent written and communication skills and an ability to design and perform research in an independent manner. Several NIH training programs are also available through the institution to qualified candidates. Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments starting at NIH pay scale. Additional information regarding our laboratory and scientific interests are at https://physiology.uthscsa.edu/team-member/carie-r-boychuk-ph-d/ and our Department within UT Health San Antonio at physiology.uthscsa.edu.
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Carie R. Boychuk, Ph.D.
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
UT Health San Antonio 78229