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Faculty Positions in Physiology, LSUHSC School of Medicine, New Orleans - Posted November 18, 2011

The Department of Physiology in the School of Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA seeks outstanding candidates for tenure track faculty positions at the associate professor and professor levels. Candidates should have a strong record of research accomplishments; lead an active, nationally funded research program; and have a vision, as well as a commitment, to developing a collaborative research program involving multiple investigators. Expertise in all areas of physiology will be considered, but preference will be given to those that complement the existing collaborative research strengths of the department which include alcohol and drug abuse interaction with host defense response to inflammation, trauma and infection; and renal and cardiovascular physiology. Candidates with international distinction in cardiovascular research will be considered for the Pfizer-Ardoin Superchair in Cardiovascular Research.  The Department of Physiology at the LSUHSC-NO School of Medicine has a strong history of collaborative research programs, with a state-of-the-art infrastructure including access to core laboratories in genomics, proteomics, imaging, and flow cytometry to support investigation, and an NIH-sponsored training grant to recruit outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Opportunities are available for interaction with the Alcohol Research Center, the Centers of Excellence in Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Cancer, Cardiovascular Biology, and Neuroscience. Anticipated duties and responsibilities include sustaining an exceptional research program, mentoring graduate students/postdoctoral fellows, and participating in departmental and school graduate and undergraduate teaching programs.  The institution offers generous laboratory space with competitive start-up packages and salaries. Additional information about the department and faculty is available at the web site:  http://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/physiology/. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae that includes previous and current research funding, teaching experience, a statement of research plans, and the names of at least three references in a single PDF to: physiologyrecruit@lsuhsc.edu.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Physiology - University of New England-Biddeford, Maine - Posted November 18, 2011

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Physiology. We seek an outstanding individual with demonstrated excellence in teaching respiratory and cardiovascular physiology to participate in the development and delivery of an innovative, interdisciplinary medical curriculum.  In addition, the successful candidate will join a growing group of funded investigators studying diabetes, fibrosis, ischemia, inflammation, and chronic pain. Outstanding research space with state-of-the-art shared instrumentation is available.  Maine's only medical school, UNECOM is located on the southern Maine coast, 90 minutes north of Boston. The appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank.  Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must have a doctoral degree, at least two years of postdoctoral training and a strong publication record. To be considered at the Associate Professor level, candidates must have an established research program with success in obtaining extramural support. 


To apply, please submit the following materials in PDF format to careers@une.edu: a cover letter, a description of research interests and teaching experiences, a Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information of three references.  Inquiries can be directed to: Ian Meng, Search Committee Chair, at imeng@une.edu. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2012.

Assistant Professor of Physiology - Ohio University in Athens - Posted November 8, 2011

The Department of Biological Sciences at Ohio University in Athens, OH seeks a tenure-track
Assistant Professor in physiology. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent, relevant postdoctoral training, and evidence of scholarly research. We seek to hire a candidate who has expertise in vertebrate or invertebrate physiology and whose research interests complement the current strengths within the department in physiology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, extramurally funded research program, mentor M.S. and Ph.D. students, and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching in physiology. Primary teaching responsibilities will include introductory anatomy and physiology courses for the nursing program (BSN). Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, statements of research interest and teaching philosophy, to http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1337. To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials before December 1, 2011. The position will remain open until filled. Ohio University, a public university, is classified as a Doctoral/High Research Activity institution, enrolling 21,000 students (http://www.ohio.edu). Ohio University is located in Athens, Ohio, which is an historic college town with a modest cost of living in southeastern Ohio in the foothills of the Appalachian mountain range. 

Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology - University of Delaware - Posted November 8, 2011

The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware invites nominations and applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (nine month Academic year appointment). We seek a physiologist with the potential to develop an innovative and extramurally funded research program that will complement the Department’s ongoing research in cardiovascular physiology.  A PhD in a related field and 2 years of post-doctoral training or independent research experience are required. Applicants at the Associate level should have an independent research program and a successful record of extramural funding.  The successful applicant will also contribute to the Department’s teaching efforts at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.  The teaching load will be appropriate to allow the candidate to pursue a rigorous research program.  The salary is competitive, the benefits package is one of the best in the nation, and faculty members have consistently received annual cost of living and merit salary increases.   Start-up funds accompany this position. 

The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology (http://www.udel.edu/kaap) is a thriving academic unit of 15 faculty, approximately 700 undergraduate students, and 40 graduate students. The Department provides an environment that supports and fosters the development of a focused, productive and high-quality research programs.  In addition, the University of Delaware is part of Delaware INBRE (http://inbre.udel.edu/), funded by NCRR, which provides new investigators with pilot grants, and fee waivers for the use of core facilities.  Departmental faculty with cardiovascular focused research programs are members of the Delaware Cardiovascular Research Center (http://dcrc.dbi.udel.edu). The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology is part of the College of Health Sciences, which also includes the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Medical Technology, and Physical Therapy, and the School of Nursing. The college is poised to establish an exciting new comprehensive clinical research complex on a recently acquired 272-acre tract of University property (http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2010/nov/chrysler112309.html) that is slated for joint development as a research and technology campus by the University and our clinical partners in the Delaware Health Science Alliance http://www.delawarehsa.org/.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2011 and nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence, and references will not be contacted without a candidate’s permission. Applicants must submit a letter of application that includes a research statement, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/. The letter of application and curriculum vitae will be shared with departmental faculty. For inquiries, contact: Dave Edwards, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, 302-831-3363, dge@udel.edu.

Tenure-track Position - University of Iowa - Posted September 21, 2011

Applications are sought for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, who will focus on neurophysiological mechanisms underlying obesity and/or regulation of physical activity, energy balance and/or metabolism. The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in a multidisciplinary University of Iowa Obesity Initiative (OI), encompassing research and education.  New faculty will complement the University’s existing expertise to form the core of this ambitious initiative.  Participation in the OI will be an important component in performance evaluations.  Outstanding research space with state-of-the- art shared instrumentation is available.  Successful applicants must show clear potential to secure external research funding and be interested in teaching in a growing undergraduate major. All applicants must have a relevant doctoral degree and productive post-doctoral research experience. 

Faculty in the Department of Health and Human Physiology collaborate with scientists throughout the University including those in the College of Engineering and in the adjacent Carver College of Medicine.  Start-up support will be highly competitive with other institutions and ample laboratory space is available.   

Please apply online at:  http://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/59989

Please contact Ms. Joyce Murphy (joyce-murphy@uiowa.edu) for additional information

Tenure-track faculty positions - Wayne State University School of Medicine - Posted Septemeber 21, 2011

The Department of Physiology at Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine invites applications for TWO tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor positions.  We seek energetic individuals with research interests in the areas of molecular, cellular, systems, translational physiology and/or biophysics to strengthen and complement ongoing programs in the Department (http://physiology.med.wayne.edu). The Department is currently under new development of its strong multidisciplinary research programs.

Start-up packages and salaries are highly competitive. Candidates are expected to establish active extramurally funded research programs and participate in teaching medical/graduate students. Candidates must hold Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent and apply with curriculum vitae, detailed research plan and names/contact information of three references to WSUPhysiologyFacultySearch@med.wayne.edu. Review of applications will begin after August 1, 2011 and continue until positions are filled.            

WSU offers 350 academic programs through 14 schools and colleges to over 31,000 students in metropolitan Detroit. The Detroit metro area combines cosmopolitan attractions with lovely suburban communities as part of a national technology hub. WSU School of Medicine is a state of-the-art research environment, and is rated by the Carnegie Foundation in the top one third of all U.S. Research Institutions. WSU was also ranked in Scientist Magazine, 2009 as one of the Top 40 Best Places to Work among all US Academic Institutions. 

Assistant Professor in Physiology - California State University - Posted September 21, 2011

The Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, East Bay, seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Physiology, Fall 2012. We invite applications from individuals who use an appropriate vertebrate or invertebrate animal model to investigate physiological problems at any level of organization. The position requires the ability to balance teaching responsibilities with professional achievement and to include the development of a student-centered research program. Teaching assignments might include Human Anatomy and Physiology (for nonmajors), Animal Physiology (for majors), and development of upper division and Master's level courses in the applicant's area of expertise. Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience required; teaching experience preferred. Submit the following materials in hard copy: An introductory letter that includes separate research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, reprints of major publications, and three letters of recommendation, all addressed to: Physiologist Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94542.  Cite position number 12-13 BIOL-PHYSIOLOGY-TT.  You may direct any questions to the Search Committee Chair, Caron Inouye at caron.inouye@csueastbay.edu.  Review of applications begins October 24 and continues until the position is filled.

Faculty Position in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology - George Washington University - Posted September 13, 2011

The Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at George Washington University, in Washington DC, is accepting applications for a tenure-eligible faculty member at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor with expertise in the genetic, cellular or molecular characterization of autonomic, cardiovascular and/or respiratory disorders. This individual will participate in medical and graduate education in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology as well as the Institute for Biomedical Sciences. Basic Qualifications:

Applicants must have a terminal degree (Ph.D. or M.D.) in an appropriate discipline and substantial accomplishments in biomedical research as demonstrated by a significant number of first and/or senior author publications in outstanding peer-reviewed journals as well as promise or success in obtaining external research support.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with a growing research program focused on altered cardiorespiratory function with clinical relevance to cardiorespiratory diseases such as obstructive sleep apnea, hypertension, sudden infant death syndrome, arrhythmias and myocardial infarction. Preference will be given to candidates using a combination of genetic, optical imaging, electrophysiological and/or behavioral techniques. The successful candidate will participate in collaborative research activities including development of multi-investigator projects for extramural funding. Salary and start up funds will be commensurate with experience. To be considered, please send a complete curriculum vitae plus names and contact information for 3 references electronically to David Mendelowitz, Ph.D., Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, at dmendel@gwu.edu. If possible, please send this information in the PDF format. Review of applications will begin on October 15th, and will continue until the position is filled.

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Human Physiology and Director of the Bowerman Sports Science Clinic - Posted September 12, 2011

The Bowerman Sports Science Clinic builds on a rich heritage in research, education, and service related to human health and performance at the University of Oregon (bssc.uoregon.edu). The clinic’s mission is to consolidate cutting-edge testing “cores” into a single location, create an exercise performance “think tank” environment, translate the latest advances in sports science into immediate benefits for athletes, generate exciting educational opportunities for students, and accelerate the sharing of sports science knowledge with the greater exercise community. The clinic is a program of the Department of Human Physiology. The department has strengths in biomedical research that span the fields of biomechanics, physiology, motor control, and athletic training (www.uoregon.edu/~hphy). The Department has undergone substantial expansion over the last decade and now has over 850 undergraduate majors and a thriving graduate program. As part of our growth, the department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor to be Director of the Bowerman Sports Science Clinic.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a proven record of research related to exercise in human subjects that expands on existing research strengths of the department. They will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and community members with diverse backgrounds. Desirable attributes include experience with: training intervention studies, techniques/methods used to assess athletic performance, community outreach programming, personnel management, and university-level teaching. A PhD or MD in a related field and at least two years of postdoctoral training or independent university research experience are required. A demonstrated ability or high potential to attract external funding is required.

The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership for the further development of the Bowerman Sports Science Clinic, establish a vigorous research program supported by extramural funding, contribute to the mission of the department in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and engage in departmental and university service. Competitive salary support and start-up funds will be provided.

Applicants should submit a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, three representative publications, and three letters of reference online at this website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/865.  Review of applications will begin October 15th 2011 and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired. The University of Oregon is an EO/AA/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity. For further information, email bssc@uoregon.edu. Bowerman Sports Science Clinic Director Search Committee, Department of Human, Physiology, 1240 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1240.

Assistant/Associate Professor - University of North Texas Health Science Center - Posted September 12, 2011

The Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas is seeking applications for faculty at the Assistant and/or Associate level (tenure-track) who are capable of directing an independent, funded research program related to neural regulatory systems and/or cardiovascular sciences.  Applicants whose research complements existing areas of departmental strength will receive the highest priority (http://www.hsc.unt.edu/sites/DepartmentofIntegrativePhysiology/).  Departmental programs currently focus on neuro-humoral control of cardiovascular and renal functions in health and disease states.  Applicants with interests in regulation of water and electrolyte homeostasis or regulation of feeding and metabolism are particularly encouraged to apply as are applicants studying human physiology.  The successful applicant will also participate in the institution's graduate, medical and allied health education programs.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Applicants should submit their CV, a statement of the goals of their research program and the names of 3 references to:  steve.mifflin@unthsc.edu. UNTHSC is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant Professor in Developmental Biology - University of Toronto - Posted February 24, 2011

The Department of Physiology, University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the area of Developmental Physiology. This position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will be effective on or after July 1, 2011.  

We are searching for an outstanding Developmental Physiologist whose research program complements those in the Department.  Preference will be given to candidates whose major area of study is the cellular and molecular basis of neuroendocrine, endocrine or placental development with a focus on how early development influences physiological function in later life.

Candidates will currently have experience in a range of innovative approaches, including epigenetics, proteomics, genetic manipulations and/or imaging.  The successful candidate will participate fully in the research and teaching programs of the Department. Evidence of excellence in research and teaching is required.  This tenure-stream position offers outstanding scholarly and scientific resources and unique opportunities to interact with related departments and research centers throughout the University of Toronto, its affiliated hospitals and the Toronto research community.  The successful candidate will have a PhD, MD or equivalent graduate degree with several years of post-doctoral training and excellence in fundamental research. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications will be accepted online.  For further details and to apply online please visit www.jobs.utoronto.ca/faculty Job# 1100173 .    Closing date for applications is April 7th, 2011.   Please ensure that you include a current CV, a clear statement of your specific research and teaching interests, and the names & contact information of at least three references.  We encourage applicants to combine PDF or MS WORD documents into one or two files.

For more information about the Department of Physiology, please visit www.physiology.utoronto.ca

Faculty Position in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology - Des Moines University - Posted February 24, 2011

         The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Des Moines University seeks to fill a tenure track faculty position.  Highly desirable applicants will have preparation and expertise in pharmacology with an interest in teaching in the medical, podiatric, and health sciences curricula.  Additionally, it is expected that the individual develop an innovative and extramurally funded research program that compliments the department’s current research emphasis in cardiovascular or cell signaling research.  Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent and relevant postdoctoral experience. 

For full consideration, candidates are invited to submit a letter of application stating their interest along with their curriculum vitae, a concise statement of teaching and research interests, educational philosophy and contact information for three references using the online applicant tracking system at www.dmu.edu/employment.   Review of applications will begin March 1st, 2011 and continue until a successful candidate is identified and hired.

Candidates with questions specific to this position may contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Julia Moffitt at 515-271-1512 or julia.moffitt@dmu.edu.

For complete job description, Faculty benefit summary and/or information on Des Moines University, please visit www.dmu.edu/employment.

Faculty Position in Integrative Developmental Biology - University of North Texas - Posted February 15, 2011

The University of North Texas (UNT) seeks candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level preferably focusing on developmental aspects of functional/comparative genomics, physiology, neurobiology, cell biology, endocrinology, or genetics, with expertise in the cardiovascular system, respiration, stress response and/or metabolism. The successful candidate must have an established international reputation, an externally funded research program, and will be an integral part of the “Developmental Physiology and Genetics Group" (www.biol.unt.edu/dpgr), targeted by the UNT administration for support. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in a Physiology related field and support the instructional goals of the university at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Generous start-up funding and salary will be provided. This will be one of four new faculty positions recruited to the group. Laboratory space is available in the newly constructed 80,000 sq. ft. state-of the-art Life Sciences Complex. All applicants must apply on-line at https://facultyjobs.unt.edu/  or for a direct link to the posting click here. For questions, contact Pudur Jagadeeswaran, Search Committee Chair, at jag@unt.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2011, and will continue until the search is closed. 

Tenure-track position in Vascular Biology - Tulane University School of Medicine - Posted January 3, 2011

The Department of Pharmacology at Tulane University School of Medicine is currently recruiting several faculty members with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree for tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Vascular Biology.  These positions are being filled as part of a major expansion of the research program in the department with a new chairperson at Tulane University. These positions will be supported by significant laboratory space, competitive salaries and excellent start-up packages. The requirements for Assistant Professor include a minimum of two years of postdoctoral research experience and for Associate Professor a minimum of three years of experience at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidates are expected to have a distinguished record of scholarly activity including teaching experience in Pharmacology or other basic science area.  For the Associate Professor level, NIH R01 or other significant extramural funding is expected.

Please submit application with full curriculum vitae and names of three references via email to: Dr. David Busija, Regents Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmacology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112. Please also include a letter that summarizes the future research plans. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

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Postdoctoral Position - Ohio State University - Posted November 18, 2011

The Respiratory Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Laboratory at the Ohio State University is currently accepting applications for an open post-doctoral research position. This position is funded by two NSF research programs that are investigating 1) the Mechanobiology of Cancer Cell Invasion & Migration and 2) the Mechanobiology of Lung Inflammation. For either project, the selected candidate will be required to use cell/tissue culture techniques, molecular biology tools and/or in-vivo animal models to investigate how mechanical forces in the tissue microenvironment influence cell behavior and biological functions.

Candidates must have excellent laboratory skills, a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (or another engineering discipline with significant biological focus), Molecular/Cell Biology or Biophysics. Expertise with cell/tissue culture techniques, biophysical characterization tools (i.e. Atomic Force Microscopy and Traction Force Microscopy), molecular biology tools (i.e.Western Blotting, RT-PCR, etc.) and in vivo animal experimentation is desired. Candidates will be working in a highly dynamic, multi-disciplinary research environment and must therefore have excellent written and oral communication skills.Candidates will have access to outstanding research resources at Ohio State including core imaging and genomic/proteomic facilities in the Dorthy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute and the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the OSU Medical Center. Candidates will also have the opportunity to develop their career by writing first author publications and grants and presenting research at major scientific conferences.

This postdoctoral position is currently available and interested candidates should send a CV, relevant first author publications and names of 2 references to:

Samir N. Ghadiali, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University
270 Bevis Hall, 1080 Carmack Rd., Columbus OH 43210
Work: (614) 292-7742; FAX: (614) 292-7301, Email: ghadiali.1@osu.edu

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity- University of Mississippi Medical Center - Posted November 18, 2011

Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Postdoctoral Fellows will receive training in a wide array of genetic, molecular, biochemical, and integrative physiological methods to investigate central nervous system control of cardiovascular function and metabolic functions. Current areas of research emphasis include 1) mechanisms of obesity-induced hypertension, 2) CNS signaling pathways that differentially control appetite, glucose homeostasis, thermogenesis and sympathetic nervous system activity,  and 3) molecular mechanisms of ‘lipotoxic” cardiovascular and renal injury. Studies are conducted in genetically engineered rodent models as well as in large animal models. Candidates must have a PhD, MD or comparable degree with an interest in cellular/molecular research as well as integrative physiology. Previous experience and training with the use of rodent models, assessment of cardiac function, histology, immunohistochemistry, and/or neurosciences will be an asset. Our laboratories are housed in the new state-of-the-art Arthur C. Guyton Research Center with excellent core facilities. Salaries are competitive and there is an opportunity to advance to a faculty position. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and career goals, and the names of three references to: Dr. John E. Hall, Chair, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216-4505 or E-mail: jehall@umc.edu.

One-year Postdoc available - University of Florida Hypertension Center- Posted October 12, 2011

There is a 1 year postdoctoral position available for study of renal and cardiovascular regulation of nitric oxide inpregnancy and chronic kidney disease, effective immediately.  Position must be filled by a US citizen orgreen card holder. A good background in molecular biology techniques is required and experience with in situ hybridization is preferred.

Please send letter of interest and cv to Chris Baylis, baylisc@ufl.edu.

Blaustein Postdoctoral Fellowship and Regular Postdoctoral fellowships - Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation, Israel - Posted September 26, 2011

The Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation (BCSC) offers postdoctoral fellowships for 2012-2013 (starting June 2012); The Blaustein Fellowship and the Regular Fellowships.

Both fellowships are for one year with the possibility of extension to a second year.

Applications can only be made online  through http://www.bgu.ac.il/BIDR/bic/applicationinstructions.htm.

Submission deadline is March 15th, 2012.

Announcements are available at our website http://www.bgu.ac.il/BIDR/bic/fellowships.htm

Postdoctoral Training in Cardiovascular and Renal Physiology - University of Mississippi Medical Center - Posted August 8, 2011

The Center for Excellence in Cardiovascular-Renal Research (CECR) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows to train in cardiovascular and renal research.  The Center is an interdisciplinary research program that involves a wide range of basic and clinical research, including genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms, and integrative physiology of cardiovascular and renal disease in a variety of animal models.  The center currently has over 65 members actively involved in biomedical research. Areas of research emphasis include: renal and molecular mechanisms of hypertension, obesity and metabolic diseases, fetal programming of cardiovascular diseases, gender differences in cardiovascular-renal disease, microcirculation, immune mechanisms in cardiovascular and renal disease, pregnancy and preeclampsia, vascular biology, genetics of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, stroke, endothelial biology, angiogenesis and neuro-endocrine control of the circulation. Members of the Center receive extramural support from a variety of sources, such as the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. The CECR is also funded by a NHLBI Institutional Training Grant entitled “Hypertension and Cardiorenal Diseases Research Training Program”. 

Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or comparable degree.  Please send curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and the names of three references to: Joey P. Granger, Ph.D., Director, Center for Excellence in Cardiovascular-Renal Research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center at jgranger@umc.edu 

Science Education Postdoctoral Researcher - University of British Columbia - Posted August 8, 2011

The Council of Life Sciences, which is coordinating curriculum reform for the Departments of Botany, Microbiology & Immunology, and Zoology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for Postdoctoral researchers for the Life Sciences Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (LS-CWSEI), a five-year program for study of and innovation in science education (http://www.vpacademic.ubc.ca/CarlWieman/). They are currently seeking three individuals to work with faculty to develop courses in physiology, genetics, and evolution as part of restructuring of the Biology curriculum. The work will involve assisting in the development of course and program level learning objectives, assessments, and pedagogy; development of material for class including interactive activities and pretests; administration and evaluation of assessments of student learning and of student attitudes toward science. Publication of research related to the impact of these interventions is also encouraged. For additional information about the Science Teaching and Learning Fellows positions see http://www.cwsei.ubc.ca/departments/index.html

Candidates should have: completed their Ph.D. in a biological science within the last three years with emphasis in physiology, genetics, or evolution; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, and a strong personal commitment to science education. English fluency is also required. Experience in educational materials or curriculum development, on-line teaching, project management, and familiarity with current pedagogical research at the post-secondary level will be considered assets. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Education and a M.Sc. in Biology will also be considered.

The appointments will be for one year initially, and may be renewable for up to 3 years at the postdoctoral level. Applicants should submit a resume, statement of teaching interests, and the names and complete contact information (including phone, fax and e-mail) of three references to: Shona Ellis, Associate Head of Biology, electronically to shona@mail.ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin July 12, 2011, with appointments anticipated to begin on September 1, 2011. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. The positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Salary and title will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Postdoctoral fellowship in respiratory neurobiology - University of Wisconsin - Posted May 23, 2011

Postdoctoral Fellowship in respiratory neurobiology is available at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to study cellular/synaptic mechanisms of plasticity in respiratory motor neurons.  We are seeking a highly motivated individual with expertise in patch-clamp electrophysiology using in vitro experimental preparations. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent in Biomedical Sciences) and be a US citizen or permanent resident eligible for NIH training grant support. Fellows will be expected to participate in experimental design; data collection, analysis and interpretation; preparation of oral and written scientific reports. Successful applicants will have exceptional resources to facilitate their research including a rich collaborative environment and participation in the Respiratory Neurobiology Training Program at the University of Wisconsin (http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/cbs/mitchell/rntp/index.htm). Highly motivated individuals with a strong background in physiology, neuroscience or cell biology will be seriously considered. Position available immediately. Stipend will be in accordance with NIH guidelines; benefits include health insurance. Interested applicants should e-mail a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of 3 references, and a letter stating research interests, career goals and US resident status to: Gordon S. Mitchell, PhD; mitchell@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu.

Postdoctoral Position - Wayne State University School of Medicine - Posted January 3, 2011

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Lasley in the Department of Physiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine.  Dr. Lasley’s research program examines the regulation of G protein coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling in normal and stressed myocardium, such as during myocardial ischemia-reperfusion.  Current focus is on subcellular compartmentation of adenosine receptor signal transduction and receptor interactions.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with documented experience/expertise in cell isolation and culture, biochemistry, and molecular/cellular biology including RT-PCR and the use of adenovirus or siRNA. Preference will be given to candidates with experience studying cardiac fibroblasts. Experience with transgenic mice and/or chronic myocardial ischemia models is also highly desirable.  Candidates should submit their application with a current CV and the name, phone number and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Robert Lasley (rlasley@med.wayne.edu).  

Postdoctoral Position - Center for Hypotension of New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY - Posted November 22, 2010

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Julian M. Stewart MD, PhD at the Center for Hypotension of New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. (www.syncope.org).

Our research concerns orthostatic intolerance and neurovascular regulation with a current focus on postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS), vasovagal syncope, and their relation to central and peripheral autonomic control. We employ methods producing orthostatic stress (upright tilt) and simulated hemorrhage (lower body negative pressure , LBNP) as well as respiratory, pharmaceutical  and exercise stressors while measuring vascular signals with a variety of methods. These include transcranial Doppler and peripheral ultrasound, near infrared spectroscopy, impedance and venous occlusion plethysmography and ModelFlow cardiac output. We perform cutaneous experiments using microdialysis and laser Doppler flowmetry to probe responses to vascular mediators and oxidative stress using the skin as a surrogate circulation. Systemic experiments are also performed. We have recently augmented our techniques with peroneal microneurography to measure muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) recordings and are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in MSNA methods.

The applicant must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent.  Human and especially circulatory laboratory experience is preferable.  Writing and oral communication skills are central. Eligibility for NIH post-doctoral fellowship funding is important and requires U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.  Salary is determined by NIH postdoctoral fellowship stipend levels.   

Please send a letter of intent, your curriculum vitae, and the names of references to:

Julian M. Stewart MD, PhD
Director, The Center for Hypotension
Associate Chairman and Professor of Pediatrics,  Physiology and Medicine New York Medical College Suite 1600 S, 19 Bradhurst Avenue Hawthorne, NY 10532 
Research Office: 914-593-8888 Research Fax: 914-593-8890
email: julian_stewart@nymc.edu

Postdoctoral Position - University of Virginia - Posted November 10, 2010

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Virginia to participate in research on the neural control of breathing and the circulation. The focus is on the role of the rostral ventrolateral medulla in the regulation of blood gases, blood pressure and vigilance. The laboratory offers training possibilities in the following specialties: electrophysiology in vivo and in slices (patching), lentivirus production, optogenetics, transgenic mouse technology, blood pressure and bioelectric potential recording in anesthetized and unanesthetized rodents plus a large variety of neuroanatomical techniques. Outstanding candidates with training in any area of physiology are encouraged to apply but prior experience in modern integrative neuroscience and expertise in two or more of the above-listed methodologies would be especially welcome.

Please send CV, description of research interests and the names of three references by E-mail (pgg@virginia.edu) to:
Patrice G. Guyenet, Ph.D., University of Virginia, Department of Pharmacology, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0735.
Interviews during the SfN meeting in San Diego can be arranged. Mobile phone: 434-906-7138.


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EMBRYO PHYSICS COURSE - Posted October 6, 2009

Dick Gordon and collaborators have been running an Embryo Physics Course in the virtual world Second Life® since January, 2009, and would like to extend this invitation to everyone involved in Developmental Physiology:

You may wish to join or lecture in their ongoing online Embryo Physics Course (which includes plant and unicellular morphogenesis, EvoDevo and artificial life) held in Second Life® (http://secondlife.com/) at:

They meet every Wednesday at 2-3pm Pacific Time. No tuition charge.

Please contact Dick Gordon (DickGordonCan@gmail.com) or William Buckley (wrb@wrbuckley.com) for a quick lesson or any questions.

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