Postdoctoral positions in respiratory neurobiology

Madison, Wisconsin
Based on years of postdoctoral experience (NIH guidelines)
May 11 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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Postdoctoral trainee positions in Neuroscience or Respiratory Physiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Applications are being solicited for two NIH post-doctoral fellowships in respiratory neurobiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The first position will investigate cellular mechanisms and physiological significance of neuroplasticity in the control of breathing, with an emphasis on sleep apnea. The second position will investigate functional outcomes of ex vivo cell therapy (stem cell-based trophic factor delivery) to preserve respiratory motor neuron and diaphragm function in rodent models of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Job Duties: Candidates will perform in vivo neurophysiological recordings from phrenic nerves and diaphragm EMGs as part of a highly collaborative team, including respiratory neurobiologists (Tracy Baker, UW-Madison and Gordon Mitchell, University of Florida) and a stem cell biologist (Masatoshi Suzuki; UW-Madison). Although previous experience with in vivo electrophysiology is desirable, the candidate will be intensively trained in the necessary techniques. Expertise in telemetry implantation, plethysmography, immunohistochemistry, and/or protein and RNA assays are preferred.

Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent in physiology, neuroscience or a related field. The individual should have strong interest in in vivo experimental approaches. The successful candidate must be a team player, think critically, and communicate effectively. Salary is compatible with NIH pay schedule.

Applications should include a cover letter describing major achievements and skills, a curriculum vitae and contact information of three professional references. Please send applications to Dr. Tracy Baker ( 


Tracy Baker, PhD

Department of Comparative Biosciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2015 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706

Phone: 608-890-2964



Masatoshi Suzuki, Ph.D., D.V.M.

Department of Comparative Biosciences

University of Wisconsin-Madison

2015 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706

Phone: 608-262-4264



Lab websites:

Baker lab -

Suzuki lab -

Mitchell lab -

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