The Hopp Lab, part of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, studies the role of microglia in Alzheimer’s disease. We are currently seeking a highly motivated, independent postdoctoral research fellow to join the lab. This position will focus broadly on the cell autonomous and non-cell autonomous role of calcium signaling in microglia using transgenic mice, pharmacological approaches, RNA sequencing, chemogenetics, animal behavior, and in vivo multiphoton imaging. We are also specifically interested in L-type voltage dependent calcium channels on microglia and the anti-inflammatory mechanism of drugs that target these channels.
This position requires a PhD in Neuroscience or a related field. Prior experience with at least one of the following skills is preferred: mouse genetics, animal behavior, in vivo multiphoton imaging, and/or electrophysiology. Other relevant skills include cell culture, qPCR, immunohistochemistry, western blot, and molecular biology. Applicants are expected to independently design experiments that contribute to the overall research focus of the lab. The initial appointment is for one year and is renewable for reappointment. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to apply for independent research funding within the first year, but reappointment is not strictly dependent on independent funding.
Applications for the position can be made by emailing a cover letter, CV, and contact info for 2-3 references to Dr. Sarah Hopp at firstname.lastname@example.org.