Highly motivated individuals interested in studying cellular cardiac electrophysiology are encouraged to apply for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.
Our laboratory (https://med.unr.edu/directory/robert-harvey) is investigating cellular and subcellular mechanisms involved in regulation of cardiac myocyte function by the autonomic nervous system and their role in generating arrhythmias associated with sudden cardiac death.
We are also currently involved in the NIH SPARC (Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions) program, funded through the University of California, Los Angeles. This research is designed to identify new ways of treating cardiovascular disease through sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve stimulation.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in physiology, pharmacology, biophysics, or related field; excellent communication skills (both written and oral); and experience with single cell electrophysiology techniques.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Health and retirement benefits are included.
The Department of Pharmacology is in the School of Medicine on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. It is home to a small, but well-funded and highly interactive group of cardiovascular scientists with state-of-the-art facilities.
Reno, NV is located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, not far from Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, and San Francisco, which offers many unique recreational and cultural opportunities.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest briefly describing their research experience and career goals, a current CV, and names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately.