This position is a one-year appointment, 100% time, Post Doc Associate in cardiovascular physiology
University of Minnesota
Location: St Paul, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Internal Number: 9546
The successful candidate will be expected to operate independently and maintain general operation of the lab (ordering supplies, maintaining records, etc.), design experiments, conduct research, evaluate results, perform statistical analyses, publish data in scientific journals and make oral presentations. This individual is also expected to apply for extramural funding by means of post-doctoral fellowships and awards.
Duties: 50% - research examining novel mechanisms involving forebrain structures of the brain in the long term regulation of blood pressure and the pathogenesis of hypertension. Projects involve characterizing the specific role of the organum vasculosum of the lamina terminalis (OVLT), and celiac ganglion, and the chronic hypertensive response to vasoactive hormones such as Angiotensin II.
25% - Studies involving the role of the gut microbiome, immune system, and gut metabolites, and the sympathetic nervous system in the pathogenesis of rodent models of hypertension, and the changes induced during OVLT or celiac ganglion ablation.
25% - Chronic instrumentation of rats to measure blood pressure and other hemodynamic parameters in these experiments.
Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an M.D., Ph.D., DVM or equivalent degree with a demonstrated record of innovation and excellence in physiology and the neural control of the circulation and long term regulation of blood pressure, with an interest in developing further expertise in the specific areas of focus described above. Experience with whole animal surgical techniques (rat catheterization, neurosurgery and ablation, histological preparations, and chronically instrumented rats are desirable). Furthermore, a background in neuroscience and cardiovascular physiology would be further assets. Additional background experience working with Word, Excel, Power point and statistical software is preferred.
University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.
The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
University HSA contributions
Disability and employer-paid life insurance
Employee wellbeing program
Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
Financial counseling services
Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost