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Tenure Track Faculty Positions

Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
School of Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio
 
The Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology in the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate and Professor level ranks.  Individuals holding a Ph.D. and/or MD with an outstanding record of innovative research and academic performance, and with demonstrated expertise in areas of research that address developmental and functional relationships in the neurophysiological and neurovascular systems and associated pathologies are encouraged to apply.  Successful candidates will receive highly competitive start-up packages and state-of-the-art laboratory space, and will be expected to establish vigorous externally funded independent research programs, provide exemplary mentorship, engage in productive scientific collaborations; and become members of our Integrated Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program to recruit and train graduate students. The positions will remain open until suitable candidates have been identified.  Applicants are encouraged to visit our website at http://physiology.uthscsa.edu/ to learn about the department and the research of our current faculty and that of other neuroscientists at the Health Science Center at the Center for Biomedical Neuroscience website at http://uthscsa.edu/cbn/index.asp.  A combined PDF file that includes curriculum vitae, a brief description of scientific achievements with current and future research interests (not to exceed 2 pages), and the names of three references should be emailed to Prof. Manzoor Bhat, Chairman, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology [email address: physiologysearch@uthscsa.edu].
 
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. 
 
All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

Postdoctoral Positions in Neurobiology of Autism at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

This posting is to fill 2 open postdoctoral positions in the laboratory of Hye Young Lee, PhD in the Department of Physiology, School of Medicine. The Lee lab studies the  molecular neurobiology and the etiology of Autism and related neuro-­‐psychiatric disorders, using a range of cutting-­‐edge molecular, cellular and integrative approaches.

 

The Lee lab focuses on: 1) identifying the molecular mechanisms responsible for the pathophysiology of autism and related disorders, and using these mechanisms to rescue behavioral dysfunction in mouse models, and 2) elucidating specific autistic behaviors including social communication deficits and repetitive behaviors, and identifying the brain region(s) and neuron groups underlying these behavioral deficits in mouse models. To address these questions, we use molecular and cellular neurobiology tools, in vivo brain imaging, and animal behavioral studies. Individuals with research experience or interest in these questions who are self-­‐motivated with a passion for autism research are encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged to view the recent publications of Dr. Lee, who trained with Lily Jan  at  UCSF. Funding is in place for these positions to begin immediately.

 

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Lee lab for those with experience in the following areas:

  1. PhD in molecular/cellular biology in any area
  2. PhD in neuroscience using rodent models

 

San Antonio, the 7th  largest city in the nation, is a diverse, multicultural city with much to offer including an attractive cost-­‐of-­‐living. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is a highly research-­‐oriented medical center with focus in multiple areas of research, with neuroscience a leading focus. The Department of Physiology boasts fifteen active laboratories performing neuroscience research. To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a brief (<2 page) statement of research interests, as well as names and contact information for three references to Hye Young Lee at leeh6@uthscsa.edu. The review process will begin immediately.

 

All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Postdoctoral Fellow Position
 
This posting is to fill 1-2 open post-doctoral positions in the laboratory of Mark S. Shapiro, Ph.D. in the Department of Physiology. We study the physiology, regulation and functional role of a variety of ion channels in neurons and other excitable cells, using a range of cutting-edge molecular, cellular and integrative approaches.
In my group, previous and current post-docs are studying, the roles of KCNQ potassium ion channel activity in neurons of the brain as a neuroprotective mechanism against brain damage induced by stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and epileptic seizures.  The project on TBI and epileptogenesis is also supported by a grant from the DoD CDMRP program, and the project on stroke by a grant from the American Heart Association.  We are also supported by NIH R01 awards.  We use whole-animal in vivo stroke and TBI models in a variety of wild-type or genetically-altered mice, and study the brain using brain-slice electrophysiology, immunochemistry, in vivo confocal imaging and behavioral assays.  We are very physiological and quantitative in approach, yet with strong translational relevance and potential. The candidate can thus learn patch-clamp methods and innovative imaging (deep brain to single-cell) techniques, in conjunction with molecular and live-animal behavioral approaches. Post-docs in my lab and at UTHSCSA benefit from a number of grant-writing and career-building workshops, which have proven extremely valuable as the post-doctoral fellows progress to independence.
To apply, please email Dr. Shapiro at shapirom@uthscsa.edu. UTHSCSA is a leading academic research university, and the Department of Physiology in the School of Medicine contains a vibrant mix of neuroscientists, cellular/molecular physiologists and integrative systems scientists who interact often and well.  The Shapiro lab is in the new South Texas Research Facility complex at UTHSCSA, which contains an interdepartmental and collaborative group of funded and productive neuroscientists.  San Antonio is a vibrant and multi-cultural city with many attractions, and offers a very affordable cost of living for a post-doctoral fellow.  Salary is commensurate with the NIH scale.
We seek highly-motivated and hard-working candidates with strong scholarly outlook, and a keen desire to perform cutting-edge biomedical research.  A background in neurophysiology, mammalian models and ion channel physiology/pharmacology is preferred, but all candidates will be considered. 
All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. (Posted 1-14-16)

Postdoctoral Fellow Position

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Jason Pugh to study synaptic transmission and intigration in deep cerebellar nuclear neurons.
 
The project will require a combination of whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology in acute brain slices, photolytic uncaging of neurotransmitters (RuBi-GABA), optogenetic activation of neurons, and two-photon laser scanning microscopy. Prospective applicants with a PhD and experience with electrophysiology are encouraged to apply. Training in electrophysiological and two-photon imaging techniques specific to this job can be provided. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of interest, and the names of three references to Jason Pugh at pughj@uthscsa.edu.
 
San Antonio is a diverse, multicultural city with much to offer and an attractive cost-of-living. The University of Texas Health Science Center is a Tier I Research Institution that is situated between downtown and the Texas hill country. The Department of Physiology houses fourteen active laboratories currently performing neuroscience research.
All postdoctoral fellow appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.  The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.
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Tenure Track Faculty Position

 
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Tenure Track Faculty Positions
 
Department of Physiology
School of Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio
 
 
The Department of Physiology in the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor.  Individuals holding a Ph.D. and/or MD with an outstanding record of innovative research and academic performance, and with demonstrated expertise in areas of research that address developmental and functional relationships in the neurovascular system including blood brain barrier, stroke, neurotrauma and adult neurovascular pathologies, including cerebrovascular dementia, are encouraged to apply.  Successful candidates will receive highly competitive start-up packages and state-of-the-art laboratory space, and will be expected to establish vigorous externally funded independent research programs, provide exemplary mentorship, engage in productive scientific collaborations; and become members of our Integrated Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program to recruit and train graduate students. The deadline for receiving applications is November 30, 2015.  Applicants are encouraged to visit our website at http://physiology.uthscsa.edu/ to learn about the department and the research of our current faculty and that of other neuroscientists at the Health Science Center at the Center for Biomedical Neuroscience website at http://uthscsa.edu/cbn/index.asp.  Please email a combined PDF file that includes curriculum vitae, a brief description of scientific achievements with current and future research interests (not to exceed 2 pages), and the names of three references to Prof. Glenn Toney, Chair Faculty Search Committee [email address: physiologysearch@uthscsa.edu].
 
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. 
 
All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.
 

Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Postdoctoral Position in Neural Control of Cardiovascular Function and Stroke
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is immediately available in the
laboratory of Professor Glenn Toney, Ph.D. in the Department of Physiology
at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  Preference will be given to applicant with expertise in the use of modern electrophysiological and live cell imaging methodologies.  The successful applicant will be expected to master the implementation of viral vector technologies to manipulate neuronal gene/protein expression. Studies will investigate neural adaptations to chronic intermittent hypoxia (modeling sleep apnea), focusing on pre-autonomic neurons of the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN).  Training goals are to explore mechanisms underlying activation and participation of PVN neurons in arterial hypertension as well as their vulnerability to focal ischemic stroke.  Previous experience in neural control of cardio-respiratory function is preferred, but not required.    
 
For additional information, please contact:
 
Prof. Glenn M. Toney, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology – MC7756
University of Texas Health Science Center
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Email:  toney@uthscsa.edu
Phone:  210-567-4372
 
All postdoctoral positions are designated security sensitive positions.
 
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans
and persons with disabilities.