Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Department: 
Neurosurgery
Position Description: 

The laboratory of Dr. Naomi Sayre is accepting applications for a T32 postdoctoral research fellow In Cardiovascular Pathobiology. This research training program is designed to prepare early career scientists to become independent investigators who can work in teams to discover answers that will lead to the prevention and treatment of occlusive vascular disease. This NIH-sponsored NRSA postdoctoral research training program in cardiovascular pathobiology (HL07446) offers concentrated interdisciplinary research training across diverse laboratories with wide-ranging areas of expertise.

The laboratory of Dr. Naomi Sayre is interested in the processes that affect repair and recovery after stroke, with particular emphasis on the role that cholesterol homeostasis plays in these processes. Our research focuses on understanding how cholesterol homeostasis affects two cell types-astrocytes and neural stem cells. As the primary supportive cells in the brain, astrocytes also regulate cholesterol homeostasis, and so have unique potential to affect recovery after brain damage due to trauma or stroke. Neural stem cells travel to the site of brain injury, where they play a role in recovery that has not been fully elucidated.

Position Requirements: 

Applicants must have recently completed all requirements for a professional doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DO, DVM, PharmD, MBBS) and have substantial research expertise with at least one first author publication. Applicants may not have received more than 2 years of prior support on an Institutional or Individual NRSA grant (F32 or T32). Applicants must be US citizens or non-citizen nationals, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-155) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident. Applications can be accepted from persons whose residence application is pending, however residency status must be established prior to appointment. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
For more information: https://opa.uthscsa.edu/position-listings/postdoctoral-position?category...

How to Apply: 

Applications are accepted on an on-going basis and should include the following: Letter of intent, Curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Completed application materials can be submitted via email to Naomi Sayre, sayre@uthscsa.edu

Contact Name: 
Naomi Sayre
Contact Email: 
Deadline to Apply: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Job Number: 
127

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