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Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Based on NIH guidelines and Commensurate with experience
Closing date
16 Aug 2024

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Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Two postdoctoral fellow positions are immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Chu Chen in the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at the Long School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The lab is engaged in NIH-funded research projects aimed at exploring cellular, molecular, and epigenetic mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory related to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI)-induced AD-like disease. The goal is to identify novel therapeutic targets for the prevention and treatment of these conditions.

Dr. Chen’s lab uses a broad range of techniques, including molecular biology, epigenetics, electrophysiological recordings, imaging, single cell/nucleus RNA sequencing, proteomics, and behavioral testing to uncover the mechanisms driving the pathogenesis and neuropathology of AD and TBI-induced AD-like neuropathology. Candidates should possess a PhD and/or MD in neuroscience or related fields. Experience in patch-clamp electrophysiological recordings, transcriptomic analysis, and bioinformatics is especially desirable.

Please note that salary commensuration is based on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the guidelines for the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA). For further information about Dr. Chen’s lab and scientific interests, visit Dr. Chen's lab webpage at and the department webpage at

San Antonio is a rapidly growing major city in south-central Texas, renowned for historical sites like the Alamo and attractions such as the River Walk. The cost of living is comparatively lower than in other large US cities. UT Health San Antonio, including the Long School of Medicine, boasts a vibrant research landscape with facilities like the NIH-funded Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies and the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative Diseases, promoting a dynamic, interactive research environment and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Interested individuals should forward CV along with the names and email addresses of three references to:

Chu Chen, PhD

Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology

UT Health San Antonio

7703 Floyd Curl Drive

San Antonio, TX 78229



All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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