Postdoctoral Fellow

The Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for Molecular and Cellular Signal Transduction in the Cardiovascular System at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the University of Nevada, Reno is seeking candidates for multiple postdoctoral fellow and core laboratory support scientist positions with expertise in a variety of areas including:

  • Vascular biology
  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Neural control of cardiovascular physiology
  • Transgenic animal models
  • Drug discovery
  • Molecular biology
  • Patch-clamp electrophysiology
  • Telemetry blood pressure and heart rate recording
  • Super -resolution microscopy
  • Two-photon microscopy
  • FRET-based live cell imaging
  • In vivo imaging and electrophysiology
  • Intracellular Ca2+ imaging
  • Total internal reflection (TIRF) microscopy
  • Fluorescence correlation microscopy
  • Optogenetics and chemogenetics

Participating faculty include:

Scott Earley, PhDprogram director, ion channels and subcellular Ca2+ signaling mechanisms in cerebral vascular control; transient receptor potential (TRP) channels

Shailesh Agarwal, PhD – regulation of ion channels and cell signaling by the autonomic nervous system

Yumei Feng, PhD, MD – neural cardiovascular physiology; neural mechanisms of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases including diabetes and obesity

Bradley Ferguson, PhD – roles for lysine acetylation in the regulation of mitochondrial function, cardiac muscle contractility and cardiac muscle gene regulation

Robert Harvey, PhD – cardiac electrophysiology, arrhythmias, ion channel regulation and subcellular signaling mechanisms

Normand Leblanc, PhD – excitation-contraction coupling of cardiac, skeletal and vascular smooth muscle in health and disease; influence of nanosecond pulse electric fields on neurons; evolutionary biology of voltage-gated channels

Cam Ha T. Tran, PhD –  neurovascular coupling and cerebral blood flow regulation in health and disease

Haifeng Zheng, PhD – ion channels and cell signaling in cardiac interstitial cells

All applicants must have a PhD and/or MD degree, demonstrated experience in one or more of the areas listed above, and sincere enthusiasm for scientific research. Qualified individuals will be expected to work independently as well as part of a team, and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Highly motivated and creative candidates are invited to send a cover letter briefly describing their research experience and career goals, a current CV, and the names and contact information of three references to rdharvey@med.unr.edu. Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Reno, NV is a vibrant small city located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, close to San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite National Park. The city offers many unique recreational and cultural opportunities.

The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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