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 role of vagal motor output in health and disease of both cardiovascular function and glucose metabolism 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, cell network, and whole-animal physiology. We use a variety of techniques including electrophysiology (both single cell and vagal nerve recordings), fluorescent/laser/light microscopy, radio telemetry, molecular biology, and opto/chemogenetics. Eligible candidates can be considered for a three year T32 in Cardiovascular Training (https://lsom.uthscsa.edu/physiology/postdoctoral-training/pathobiology-occlusive-vascular-disease/).
Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD in neuroscience, physiology or related fields. Applicants who anticipate to defend their thesis in the near future are 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. Experience in whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology and whole animal neurophysiology is preferred but not required and training is provided.