Postdoctoral Research Associate Position
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Open until filled
Contact Victor V. Uteshev
One Postdoctoral Research Associate position (requires PhD) is available to study the effects of nicotinic agents in the central nervous system in relation to basic autonomic and cognitive brain functions and neuroprotection. We are looking for individuals with excellent laboratory skills, work ethics and prior experience in patch-clamp electrophysiology in brain slices.
Minimum qualifications : PhD in neuropharmacology, neuroscience, neurophysiology or related disciplines. Experience in patch-clamp electrophysiology in brain slices is required.
This laboratory investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate neuronal function and signaling. In addition to patch-clamp electrophysiology, other experimental techniques established and used in the laboratory include: fluorescent Ca2+ imaging combined with patch-clamp eletrophysiology, in vivo and in vitro retrograde tracing and labeling combined with electrophysiology, Western Blot, immunohistochemistry, single-cell RT-PCR, and confocal imaging. Behavioral studies are also conducted in relation to ischemia, stroke, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy in collaboration with other departments and universities.
Interested individuals should send a cover letter including brief statement of research interests, CV, and the names and contact information for at least three references by e-mail to Dr. Victor V. Uteshev, Victor.Uteshev@unthsc.edu
The Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (http://www.hsc.unt.edu/departments/pharm/pharmpage.asp) provides a superb research environment for genuinely motivated individuals with research backgrounds in neuropharmacology, neuroscience and neurophysiology. Fort Worth, TX is a clean, rapidly growing city located ~30 miles west of Dallas, TX. It offers many attractive amenities and a low cost of living (http://fortworthtexas.gov?).
University of North Texas Health Science Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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