Postdoctoral Fellowship in CNS Circuits and Metabolism Biology During Brain Repair

Posted Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Position Description: 

The Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology in the Long School of Medicine
at the University of Texas Health San Antonio is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to
engage in ongoing studies dedicated to the intersection between CNS circuits and metabolism
biology during brain repair. Our current efforts test how metabolic co-morbidities of stroke impact
long-term behavioral and cellular stroke recovery. This research uses the corticospinal motor
system as model cellular pathway to better understand patterns of cellular disruption and
adaptation after stroke. We seek to evaluate brain recovery in an integrative fashion by testing
outcomes at the level of individual cell, cell network, and whole-animal physiology and behavior.
The overall goal of these endeavors is to identify novel therapeutic targets and strategies that
provide meaningful long-term behavioral improvement after brain insults including stroke.

Position Requirements: 

Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD in neuroscience or related fields.
Applicants who anticipate to defend their thesis in the near future are also encouraged to apply.
We are seeking individuals with a demonstrated record of careful experimental methods, highquality
publications, excellent written and communication skills and an ability to design and
perform research in an independent manner. Experience in whole-cell patch clamp
electrophysiology, whole animal neurophysiology and behavioral tests is preferred but not

How to Apply: 

In the email application please include a cover letter that describes research experience and
states career goals, CV with publications, and detailed contact information for 3 references to:
Jeffery A Boychuk, Ph.D.
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
UT Health San Antonio 78229

Contact Name: 
Jeffery A. Boychuk
Contact Email: 
Deadline to Apply: 
Monday, July 31, 2023
Job Number: 

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