Positions Available

Postdoctoral Fellow for Dr. Teppei Fujikawa

One postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available in Dr. Fujikawa’s lab at the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, UT Health San Antonio (http://physiology.uthscsa.edu/). My CV and our research interest can be found here (https://sites.google.com/site/fujikawalab23/home). A successful candidate will investigate the mechanism by which the central nervous system (CNS) regulates metabolic homeostasis.
 
Research
We will focus on following areas 1) the role of CNS in the regulation of glucose homeostasis independently of insulin, and 2) the role of CNS in the regulation of metabolism, especially skeletal muscle function, during/post exercise. We utilize genetically engineered techniques (Cre/LoxP, optogenetics, chemogenetics DREADDs), neuroanatomical methods (immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization), molecular biology (CRISPR/Cas9), several surgical techniques (i.c.v. injection and targeted microinjection), and electrophysiology. (References; please search by PMID 24011077, 20855609, 25870537, 27874828)
 
Qualification
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic talents. The candidate should have excellent commutation skills, and be self-motivated, quick-learner, and importantly a team player. Candidates do not require any particular research background however experience with mice or rats study is preferred. Minimum requirements are Ph.D., Ph.D./M.D, or M.D. with experiences of research. Applicants who anticipate to defend their thesis in the near future are also eligible and welcome.
 
Salary, Benefits, & Career development
1)      100% research effort
2)      Salary (stipend) will be paid according to UTHSA and NIH guideline. Please see following URL http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-131.html.
Living costs in San Antonio is relatively cheaper than other big cities, therefore the salary is competitive.
3)      Benefits include fundamental health insurance, matching pension, and etc.
4)      The successful applicant will be supported to attend conferences based on his/her progress. I highly recommend the successful applicant will obtain their fellowship, and own grant. I will fully support these processes.
 
Please send following documents as combined single PDF to Teppei Fujikawa (fujikawa@uthscsa.edu).
 
1)      CV including education list, publication list and at least two names and email addresses of references
2)      Summary of previous and current research and future plan (1-2 pages)
 
After screening of these documents, the finalists will be interviewed with skype.
 
 
Teppei Fujikawa, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 
UT Health San Antonio
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
 
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Patch Clamp Electrophysiology and Live Cell Imaging Postdoctoral Position

A position is available in the laboratory of Glenn Toney. Applicants with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree with interest and/or expertise in patch clamp electrophysiology or live cell imaging (FRET) methodologies in brain slices are encouraged to apply.  Studies will make use of viral vector technologies to manipulate neuronal gene/protein expression and will investigate neural responses to acute hypoxia as well as neuronal adaptations to chronic intermittent hypoxia (modeling sleep apnea).  Training goals are to explore mechanisms underlying activation of sympathetic regulatory PVN neurons in arterial hypertension as well as their vulnerability to focal ischemic stroke.

 

For additional information, please contact:

 

Prof. Glenn Toney, Ph.D.

Email:  toney@uthscsa.edu

Phone:  210-567-4372

 

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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.

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. 
 
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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. 
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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.