One postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Carie R. Boychuk in the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at UT Health San Antonio (http://physiology.uthscsa.edu/). Candidates should be interested in investigating the synaptic mechanism(s) by which GABA receptors regulate vagal motor output to peripheral organs.
The Boychuk Lab focuses on 1) the role of vagal motor output in the regulation of glucose homeostasis and the autonomic complications that can arise when this system is dysregulated and 2) the influence of reproductive hormones on that regulation of vagal output. To address these issues, we use physiological testing, brain micromanipulations, electrophysiology, and molecular biology.
All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.
The UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic talent. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, a quick-learner, and importantly a team player. Ideal candidates have experience with electrophysiology and experience working with mice or rats is preferred. However, training is provided. Applicants who anticipate to defend their thesis in the near future are also encouraged to apply.