Postdoctoral Fellow

Commensurate to experience.
April 15 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science and Toxicology

Postdoctoral position is available immediately to study lipid/alcohol regulation of calcium- and voltage-gated, big conductance potassium (BK) channels in native tissues (cerebrovascular myocytes, brain neurons) and heterologous systems (mammalian cell cultures, Xenopus oocytes, and lipid bilayers) expressing engineered BK subunits. Representative papers: J Biol Chem. (2021) 296:100381; JPET (2018) 367:234; J Lipid Rsch. (2017) 58:1044; J Gen Physiol. (2016) 148:419; PNAS (2014) 111:9313.


Applicants must have a PhD in Biophysics, Biochemistry, Physiology or Neuroscience. Documented proficiency (i.e., doctoral thesis; original research articles) in Electrophysiology is required. Proficiency in recording ion channel activity at single channel resolution is highly desired.

Please send Curriculum Vitae or Resume and two signed letters of recommendation to:

Alex M. Dopico, Ph.D., M.D.

Chair of Excellence and Professor

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Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package ( Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services