We are seeking a highly motivated, independent and creative postdoctoral researcher to join our team.
The focus of our research is on understanding the physiological contributions of ion channels and GPCRs to the control of blood flow in the brain. We are interested in determining how this control is disrupted in dementia, and we aim to develop novel approaches to correct blood flow deficits in this context to protect the brain and/or rescue neuronal function.
Techniques in use in the lab include in vivo microscopy to measure calcium and blood flow in the brains of anesthetized or awake and freely behaving animals, patch clamp electrophysiology on cells of the neurovascular unit, optogenetics, DREADDs, and pressure myography on isolated brain microvessels.
The department of physiology at the University of Maryland Baltimore is internationally recognized and has especially strong traditions in neuroscience, cardiovascular-renal biology, and reproductive biology. The University is located in Baltimore adjacent to Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Raven’s M&T Bank Stadium and within walking distance of the first-rate restaurants, shopping, and entertainment at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The areas of Mt Vernon, Federal Hill, Fells Point, Canton, and Harbor East are vibrant, rapidly growing communities with excellent residential options. Nationally ranked schools from kindergarten through high school are found in Baltimore's many private academies and the surrounding county public school systems.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience or a related discipline. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience or a related discipline. Prior experience in one or more of the approaches described above is preferred but not essential. More important is dedication to and passion for cutting-edge research.
Interested applicants should send their CV and references to: