Overview/Job Description. A postdoctoral position is immediately available to study the mechanisms underlying mitochondria-induced cardioprotection in the laboratory of Dr. Jean C. Bopassa, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. The Bopassa Lab uses the Langendorff preparation (ex-vivo), LAD occlusion (in vivo) as well as in vitro and organelle (mitochondria, ER) models to investigate the role of mitochondria in cardioprotection. Other techniques used in the lab include measures of the mitochondrial function, molecular biology, biochemistry, immumocytochemistry, confocal and electron microscopy.
Qualifications. Available positions are funded by a National Institutes of Health training program (T32) with training opportunities in the fields of atherosclerosis, cerebrovascular diseases, myocardial infarction and hypertension. Information about the training program and its faculty can be found at www.CVtrainingTexas.org. Highly motivated early-career scientists and physicians with interests in basic cardiovascular biology and mechanisms of disease are encouraged to apply. Experience in rodent’s surgery is highly desirable. Successful applicants will receive training in cutting edge technologies prominent in modern research. At the time of appointment, trainees must hold an advanced academic/professional degree (e.g. DDS, DVM, MD or PhD) and be a U.S. citizen or green card holder. Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments starting at NIH pay scale.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of three references and a cover letter stating career goals and research interests to:
Jean C. Bopassa, MS, PhD, FAHA
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine,
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 78229