NIH-funded Postdoctoral Position in Cardiovascular Aging and Ion Channel Physiology

Davis, California
Salary commensurate with experience, per UC posted salary scales
September 05 2019
Dixon Lab
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

NIH-funded Postdoctoral Position

in Cardiovascular Aging and Ion Channel Physiology


A NIH-funded post-doctoral position in cardiovascular ion channel physiology and aging research is available in the Dixon Lab, Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology at UC Davis. We are recruiting a highly motivated, creative, and collaborative scientist to join our research group.

Our lab studies how cardiac ion channel function and trafficking is altered in the aged myocardium, with a particular emphasis on L-type calcium channels and their regulation by G-protein coupled receptor signaling pathways. To study the function and dynamic distribution of ion channels, we use patch clamp electrophysiology, and multiple advanced imaging modalities including TIRF, confocal and state-of-the-art super-resolution technologies. In parallel studies, we use molecular biology and biochemical approaches including cloning, cell culture, Western blot, protein purification, and mass spectrometry.

Successful candidates will enjoy a supportive, diverse, and stimulating laboratory environment with cutting-edge instrumentation and facilities, and a strong culture of training and mentorship.

Applicants must have a PhD, or MD degree and should have a demonstrated background in cardiovascular physiology and/or cell biology and protein trafficking. Previous experience in at least one of the following is essential: enzymatic isolation of primary ventricular myocytes, cell biology and ion channel/protein trafficking, patch clamp electrophysiology, calcium imaging, and fluorescence microscopy. The applicant should have a strong publication record, be able to independently design and conduct experiments, be an effective communicator and problem-solver willing to work within a collaborative team.

TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send their CV/biosketch, a cover letter expressing their interest in the position, and the name and email of three qualified references to the PI, Dr. Rose Dixon, via email

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