Postdoctoral Fellow Open Positions

Postdoctoral Positions:

The Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology in the Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health San Antonio is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to engage in NIH-funded ongoing studies related to endocannabinoid signaling in synaptic plasticity and learning and memory as well as in neurodegenerative diseases in Dr. Chen’s laboratory. Specifically, the current research projects in his laboratory are focusing on defining the
mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI)-induced AD-like disease, and identifying novel therapeutic targets for these neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Chen’s laboratory employs a variety of approaches, including molecular biology, epigenetics, electrophysiological recordings, fluorescent and laser imaging, LC-MS-MS mass spectrometry, and behavioral tests, to elucidate cellular, molecular, and epigenetic mechanisms underlying pathogenesis and neuropathology of AD and TBI-induced ADlike neuropathology. We have a highly interactive and dynamic research environment, and encourage collaborations with colleagues across disciplines. Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD in neuroscience or related fields. We are seeking applicants with experience in epigenetics, bioinformatics, molecular cloning, and in vivo Ca2+ imaging and optogenetics. We are particularly interested in applicants with research experience in studying neuron-glia and/or astrocyte-microglia interactions.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Additional information regarding Dr. Chen’s laboratory and scientific interests are at https://physiology.uthscsa.edu/teammember/chu-chen-ph-d/ and our Department and the UT Health San Antonio at https://physiology.uthscsa.edu/

Interested individuals should forward CV along with the names and email addresses of three references to:
Chu Chen, Ph.D.
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
UT Health San Antonio 78229
Email: chenc7@uthscsa.edu

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

Postdoctoral Positions

The Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology in the Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health San Antonio is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to engage in ongoing studies related to neuron-glia communication, synaptic transmission, and neural circuit development in the central nervous system. We are particularly interested in elucidating the cellular mechanisms underlying neurons and oligodendrocytes (OLs) bi-directional communication. Our recent study demonstrates a novel excitable OL: A subpopulation of OLs that conducts functional Nav1.2 currents sufficient to evoke APs and the downregulation of spiking in these excitable OLs impairs myelination in the rat auditory brainstem (Berret et al., 2017, Nat. Communi.). The primary goal of the project is to investigate Nav1.2-expressing excitable OLs and their novel functions in activity-dependent myelination and social behaviors. Unveiling a novel mechanism of activity-dependent myelination is an essential step for understanding the underlying mechanisms of autism and developing efficient therapeutic strategies. We have a highly interactive and dynamic research environment, and encourage collaborations with colleagues across disciplines.Applicants with a Ph.D. and demonstrated record of high quality publications, excellent written and communication skills and ability to design and perform research in an independent manner should apply. Experience in electrophysiology, live cell imaging, and behavioral tests would be most suitable for our many ongoing projects.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments; starting at NIH pay scale. Additional information regarding our laboratory and scientific interests are at https://physiology.uthscsa.edu/teammember/jun-hee-kim-ph-d/ and our Department and the UT Health San Antonio at physiology.uthscsa.edu

To apply, email a single pdf file with a cover letter stating career goals, CV with publications, a description of research experience and detailed contact information for three references to:

Jun Hee Kim, Ph.D.
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
UT Health San Antonio 78229
Email: KimJH@uthscsa.edu

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

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in Neurobiology of Autism

Great opportunity to participate in autism research!

This posting is to fill an open postdoctoral fellowship position in the laboratory of Hye Young Lee, PhD in the Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology, School of Medicine. The Lee Lab studies the molecular neurobiology and etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related neuropsychiatric disorders, using a range of cutting-edge molecular, cellular and integrative approaches on multiple topics including inflammation, development and gene editing therapeutics. ASD forms a heterogeneous neurodevelopmental syndrome characterized by deficits in language development/social interactions and repetitive behavior/restricted interests. ASD likely arises from a complex combination of genetics and risk factors. However, it is possible that certain aspects of ASD molecular pathophysiology can determine the underlying neurobiological basis of ASD. And, understanding underlying mechanisms will help not only understanding the basis of these disorders, but also will contribute to develop therapeutic treatments for ASD. The Lee Lab focuses on: 1) identifying the molecular mechanisms responsible for the pathophysiology of ASD and related disorders, and using these mechanisms to rescue behavioral dysfunction in mouse models, 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, and 3) developing potential therapeutic treatments for ASD by targeting gene regulation with small molecules and CRISPR using autism patient cells and autism mouse models. To address these questions, our lab employs molecular and cellular neurobiology tools, in vivo brain imaging, and animal behavioral studies.

Individuals with experience or interest in these research areas, who are self-motivated and have a passion for ASD research are encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged to view the recent publications and related review papers of Dr. Lee who trained with Dr. Lily Jan at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Our recent study has been published in Nature Biomedical Engineering (2018, 2: 497-507). [Featured in over 90 news stories, including Nature Research Highlights, Nature Review Materials Research Highlights, and Nature Review Genetics Highlights.] Funding is in place for this position to begin immediately.

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Lee Lab for a candidate with experience in the following areas:
1. Molecular/cellular biology/rodent behaviors in any area OR
2. Neuroscience using rodent models

A postdoctoral fellowship trainee will be trained in the topics they are interested in related to ASD,including:
1) Using gene editing techniques and participating in gene editing therapeutic development
2) Studying the effect of inflammation in ASD using mouse models
3) Studying neurodevelopmental deficits focused on primary cilia deficits

To apply, please send a curriculum vitae (CV), a brief (<2 page) statement of research interests (cover letter), and contact information for three references to Dr. Hye Young Lee at leeh6@uthscsa.edu. The review process will begin immediately.

Please find news about Lee lab at:
Lee lab at UTHSCSA: https://physiology.uthscsa.edu/team-member/hye-young-lee-ph-d/
Lee lab webpage: https://www.hyeyoungleelab.org/news

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

Highly Motivated Postdoctoral Fellows

The Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology in the Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health San Antonio is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to engage in ongoing studies related to neuron‐glia interactions underlying axonal domain organization, synapse organization and neural circuitry in genetic model systems. We are particularly interested in elucidating the molecular basis of myelin‐related pathologies and neurodevelopmental disorders emerging from synaptic abnormalities. We have a highly interactive and dynamic research environment, and encourage collaborations with colleagues across disciplines. Applicants with a Ph.D. and demonstrated record of high quality publications, excellent written and communication skills and ability to design and perform research in an independent manner should apply. Experience in mouse or fly genetics, cell biology and/or biochemistry would be most suitable for our many ongoing projects.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments; starting at NIH pay scale.
Additional information regarding our laboratory and scientific interests are at
www.bhatlab.org and our Department and the UT Health San Antonio at https://physiology.uthscsa.edu/

To apply, email a single pdf file with a cover letter stating career goals, CV with publications, a description of research experience and detailed contact information for three references to:

Manzoor Bhat, M.S., Ph.D.
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
UT Health San Antonio 78229
Email: bhatm@uthscsa.edu

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

Postdoctoral Fellow for Electrophysiology

One postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Carie R. Boychuk in the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at UT Health San Antonio (http://physiology.uthscsa.edu/). Candidates should be interested in investigating the synaptic mechanism(s) by which vagal motor output regulates peripheral organ function.

Research
The Boychuk Lab focuses on 1) the role of vagal motor output in the regulation of glucose homeostasis and the autonomic complications that can arise when this system is dysregulated and 2) the influence of reproductive hormones on that regulation of vagal output. To address these issues, we use physiological testing, brain micromanipulations, electrophysiology, and molecular biology.

Qualification
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic talents. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, and be self-motivated, quick-learner, and importantly a team player. Candidates are required to have experience with electrophysiology and experience in working with mice or rats is preferred. Minimum requirements are Ph.D. or M.D.. Applicants who anticipate to defend their thesis in the near future are also encouraged to apply.

For more information: https://physiology.uthscsa.edu/team-member/carie-r-boychuk-ph-d/

Please send following documents as combined single PDF to Dr. Carie Boychuk (boychukc@uthscsa.edu).
1) CV including education list, publication list and at least three names and email addresses of references
2) Summary of previous and current research including a future career plan (1-2 pages)

All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

The UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

 

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.