A postdoctoral research position is available within the Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA in the laboratory of Dr. Eric Lazartigues, PhD. Our laboratory focuses on central nervous system and peripheral regulation by the renin-angiotensin system in hypertension and diabetes (http://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/pharmacology/lab_lazartigues_index.aspx). Our research interests include the molecular and physiological roles of angiotensin converting enzyme type 2 (ACE2) and ADAM17 in vivo and in vitro. We use a combination of molecular, genetic and physiological approaches including the generation of unique transgenic and knockout models, cardiovascular and neurophysiological techniques (mouse telemetry, cardiovascular function assessment, brain microinjections, microdialysis), gene therapy tools including but not limited to siRNA and viral transfection, molecular and recombinant DNA methodology, immuno-histochemistry and biochemical methods (e.g. Circ Res. 2017, PMID: 28512108)
Qualifications: PhD in basic or health science or MD some relevant experience in a research environment
Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Neurosciences or related field or MD A strong background in animal physiology, molecular pharmacology and knowledge of brain circuitry relative to the autonomic nervous system Additional expertise in molecular/cellular biology is a plus.
About the School: The LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans encourages women and minority candidates to submit applications for this position. The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu) is a state-of-the-art facility with well-equipped imaging and core facilities.
LSUHSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Applicant Instructions: Qualified candidates may submit a resume along with a cover letter and contact information for three references at https://www.lsuhsc.edu/Administration/hrm/CareerOpportunities/Home/Detail/3435