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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Department of Physiology & Cell Biology is currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join a neurovascular imaging laboratory. The applicant will have a deep understanding of the neurovascular coupling and cerebral blood flow regulation.
The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting independent experiments that involve delicate surgeries, complex pharmacological manipulations and highly technical imaging. The ideal candidate has extensive knowledge of vascular biology and/or neuroscience. The incumbent will be required to write manuscripts with guidance from the principal investigator, and present data at national and international conferences. The position requires great technical skills, ability to adapt, troubleshoot experimental protocols, and some scientific creativity. Some computer skills, including Matlab, are highly recommended.
Our lab utilizes two-photon fluorescent light microscope (TPFLM) to understand how neural cells communicate with vascular cells in order to regulate blood flow to match with metabolic demands. The unique strengths of our approach include state-of-the art TPFLM, awake in vivo mouse model, and advanced techniques including optogenetics. In addition, we use complementary in vitro model to probe different physiological parameters to understand the interaction among members of the neurovascular unit. We are also interested in uncovering how local signals are integrated to globally regulate blood flow distribution to match moment-to-moment brain activity.
- Recent (within 5 years) PhD in vascular biology or neuroscience
- Ability to troubleshoot complex technical experiments and change procedures as required
- Ability to work independently and in collaborative environment as needed.
- Ability to think critically about projects
- Must have demonstrated ability to work with animal models.
- Demonstrated strong communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to perform in vitro and/or in vivo experiments
- Demonstrated experience in imaging and electrophysiology
- Solid publication record is a plus
- Postdoctoral Scholar
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Camha Tranthai, Assistant Professor, Physiology & Cell Biology
Josemanuel Cruz, Department Manager, Research and Business Operations
Wella Travagli, Administrative Assistant
Please attach the following documents to your application
- Cover Letter
- Contact information for three professional references
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med)
For nearly 50 years the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) has trained physicians who are leading the way to ‘A Healthy Nevada,’ nation and world. Community-based and research-intensive, UNR Med was founded upon a three-part mission of education, research and service and is committed to the values of compassion, diversity, excellence, integrity, respect, safety, service and stewardship. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is an inclusive and engaged community. We recognize that diverse faculty and leaders add value to the educational experience and promote excellence in our teaching, patient care, and research missions. We seek applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences who can contribute towards our mission, and uphold our core values.
Our mission has guided our growth in graduating the next generation of primary and specialty care physicians and medical researchers, while maintaining personalized instruction. We are building new residencies to train medical specialists, and expanding technologically-advanced infrastructure to keep pace with our world-class research to meet the needs of students, patients and researchers. The School of Medicine has a statewide outreach with a local touch providing patient care, health services and training physicians in Reno, Nevada and in the state’s rural communities. We seek to create an environment that serves all who enter our doors, from the physicians who teach our learners, to our employees and patients, whose health we seek to improve.
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