Postdoctoral Fellow in Physiology

Employer
LSU Health Sciences Center
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana
Salary
Commensurate with experience by NIH postdoc guidelines.
Posted
June 14 2019
Ref
3474
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Physiology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA on a collaborative NIH R01 project. This position is available to investigate the effects of chronic nicotine inhalation on the homeostasis of the renin-angiotensin system and the development of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. A multidisciplinary approach will be employed combining the state-of-the-art nicotine delivery system, cardiac function tests (echocardiogram, pressure-volume recording), pulmonary function measurement (whole-body plethysmography, FlexiVent), and blood pressure monitoring (mouse telemetry). In addition, transgenic and knockout mouse models will be employed to dissect the molecular mechanisms of how chronic nicotine inhalation alters components of the renin-angiotensin system and predisposes nicotine users to cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. Ideal candidates with a recent PhD in Physiology or a related discipline are encouraged to apply. LSU Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

For additional information contact Dr. Jason Gardner (jgardn@lsuhsc.edu), Dr. Xinping Yue (xyue@lsuhsc.edu), or Dr. Eric Lazartigues (elazar@lsuhsc.edu).

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