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Applications are invited for post-doctoral positions in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Fellows will receive training in a wide array of genetic, molecular, biochemical and integrative physiological methods to investigate central nervous system control of cardiovascular function and metabolic functions. Current areas of research emphasis include: 1) mechanisms of obesity-induced hypertension; 2) CNS signaling pathways that differentially control appetite, glucose homeostasis, thermogenesis and sympathetic nervous system activity; and 3) molecular mechanisms of "lipotoxic" cardiovascular and renal injury. Studies are conducted in genetically engineered rodent models as well as in large animal models.
Candidates must have a PhD, MD or comparable degree with an interest in cellular/molecular research as well as integrative physiology. Previous experience and training with the use of rodent models, assessment of cardiac function, histology, immunohistochemistry and/or neurosciences will be an asset.
Our laboratories are housed in the new state-of-the-art Arthur C. Guyton Research Complex with excellent core facilities. Salaries are competitive, and there is an opportunity to advance to a faculty position.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and career goals, and the names of three references to:
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216