Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Posted Date: 
Friday, March 27, 2020
Department: 
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 NIH-funded ongoing studies related to endocannabinoid signaling in synaptic plasticity and learning and memory as well as in neurodegenerative diseases in Dr. Chen’s laboratory. Specifically, the current research projects in his laboratory are focusing on defining the
mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI)-induced AD-like disease, and identifying novel therapeutic targets for these neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Chen’s laboratory employs a variety of approaches, including molecular biology, epigenetics, electrophysiological recordings, fluorescent and laser imaging, LC-MS-MS mass spectrometry, and behavioral tests, to elucidate cellular, molecular, and epigenetic mechanisms underlying pathogenesis and neuropathology of AD and TBI-induced ADlike neuropathology. We have a highly interactive and dynamic research environment, and encourage collaborations with colleagues across disciplines.

Position Requirements: 

Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD in neuroscience or related fields. We are seeking applicants with experience in epigenetics, bioinformatics, molecular cloning, and in vivo Ca2+ imaging and optogenetics. We are particularly interested in applicants with research experience in studying neuron-glia and/or astrocyte-microglia interactions.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Additional information regarding Dr. Chen’s laboratory and scientific interests are at https://physiology.uthscsa.edu/teammember/chu-chen-ph-d/ and our Department and the UT Health San Antonio at https://physiology.uthscsa.edu/

How to Apply: 

Interested individuals should forward CV along with the names and email addresses of three references to:
Chu Chen, Ph.D.
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
UT Health San Antonio 78229
Email: chenc7@uthscsa.edu

Contact Name: 
Chu Chen
Contact Email: 
Deadline to Apply: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Job Number: 
177

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