Postdoctoral Position for Autonomic Neurophysiology In Stress

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 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 Science Center San Antonio  is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to engage in ongoing studies to investigate the effects of stress and epilepsy on brainstem autonomic motor output as it relates to sudden death associated with epilepsy in the laboratory of Dr. Carie Boychuk. We have a highly interactive and dynamic research group that evaluates autonomic circuits in an integrative fashion by testing outcomes at the level of individual cell(s), circuit analysis, and whole-animal neurophysiology. We use a variety of techniques including electrophysiology (both single cell and vagal nerve recordings), fluorescent/laser/light microscopy, radio telemetry, molecular biology, and opto/chemogenetics.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments starting at NIH pay scale. Additional information regarding our laboratory and scientific interests are at and our Department within UT Health San Antonio at


Position Requirements: 

Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD in neuroscience, physiology 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, 
high-quality publications, excellent written and communication skills and an ability to design and perform research in an independent manner. Several NIH training programs are also available through the institution to qualified candidates. Experience in whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology and whole animal neurophysiology is preferred but not required. All training can and will be provided. Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: 

In the email application please include CV with publications, and detailed contact information for 3 references to:

Carie R. Boychuk, Ph.D.
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology UT Health San Antonio 78229

Contact Name: 
Zoie Rodrigues
Contact Email: 
Deadline to Apply: 
Friday, June 30, 2023
Job Number: 

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