Positions Available

Cardiovascular Research in Texas

Postdoctoral training positions in cardiovascular research are immediately available at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  Available positions are funded by a National Institutes of Health training program (T32) with training opportunities in the fields of atherosclerosis, cerebrovascular diseases, myocardial infarction and hypertension.  Information about the training program and its faculty can be found at www.CVtrainingTexas.org. Highly motivated early-career scientists and physicians with interests in basic cardiovascular biology and mechanisms of disease are encouraged to apply.  Successful applicants will receive training in cutting edge technologies prominent in modern research.   At the time of appointment, trainees must hold an advanced academic/professional degree (e.g. DDS, DVM, MD or PhD) and be a U.S. citizen or green card holder.  San Antonio is the nation’s 7th largest city and offers rich multicultural heritage, attractive quality of life and low cost of living.  The University of Texas Health Science Center is a Tier I Research Institution situated between downtown and recreational areas in the beautiful Texas hill country. To apply, please send a curriculum vitae and cover letter, which includes a brief statement of interest and qualifications and the names of three professional referees, to Ms. Mila Grinshpan at Grinshpan@uthscsa.edu.
 
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 Position to Investigate Mechanisms of Cardioprotection

A postdoctoral position is immediately available to study the mechanisms involved in the acute activation of estrogen receptors in cardio-protection in the lab of Jean C. Bopassa, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. 
 
The Bopassa Lab uses the Langendorff preparation (ex-vivo), LAD occlusion (in vivo) and trans-aortic constriction (TAC) to investigate the role of sex hormones (estrogen) in ischemia/reperfusion injury and heart failure. Other techniques used in the lab include measures of mitochondrial calcium retention capacity, molecular biology, biochemistry, immumocytochemistry and confocal microscopy. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and have a strong publication record.  Experience in rodent’s surgery is desirable. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of 3 references and a cover letter stating career goals and research interests to Jean C. Bopassa, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229. Email: bopassa@UTHSCSA.edu
 
All Postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer