A NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position will be available on December 1st 2019, in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The successful applicant will participate in research focused upon sensory control of cardiovascular and autonomic regulation. Since the primary goal of this newly funded project is to study the interaction between the immune system and the autonomic nerve system in cardiovascular diseases, the applicant is expected to already possess a relatively strong background in immunology and molecular biology. Current projects in the lab include the function and electrophysiology of autonomic neurons and the role of cardiopulmonary and skeletal muscle sensory endings in the pathogenesis of heart failure and hypertension. The applicant will be trained to use cellular, molecular, in vivo and in vitro electrophysiological and integrative approaches to address questions related to this area of research. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent in a relevant research area such as molecular biology, genetics or physiology and have a strong track record of achievement and a high potential for ongoing success. This post is available immediately and includes a training period of 2-3 months in the laboratory of Dr. Hanjun Wang.
Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent in a relevant research area such as molecular biology, genetics or physiology
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