The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

Postdoctoral Fellow/Pharmacy

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

Memphis, TN, United States

Postdoctoral Fellow in Urological Research

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. M. Dennis Leo to study renal physiology, broadly defined, that includes the kidney, urinary bladder and lower urinary tract. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree with a strong background in physiology, pharmacology, urological research, cell and molecular biology, and experience in animal and human research related to cell signaling and urinary bladder function/regulation. Ion channel and electrophysiology experience are preferred but not mandatory.

This position will be part of a collaborative project with the lab of Dr. Georgi V. Petkov. The Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. Petkov, is currently building a Urology Research Center with focus on benign urology (overactive bladder and urinary incontinence) and kidney disease to facilitate the establishment of an NIH funded George M. O’Brien Research Center in the State of Tennessee.

Dr. Leo’s lab is in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus in Memphis, Tennessee within a vibrant academic biomedical community that includes Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the University of Memphis.  Excellent facilities and career development opportunities exist for post-doctoral fellows in the Department and across campus.


Ph.D. in physiology, pharmacology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences or a related biomedical field and a strong publication record.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter outlining their interest in the position and a detailed CV to the email address listed below. A minimum of three letters of reference might be requested at a later date.

Dennis Leo, Ph.D.

College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN 38163                                                                                                                        

Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral research fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package ( Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.