POSTDOCTORAL POSITION – Vascular Biology/Oxidative stress
Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Department of Physiology to study the effects of oxidative stress on the physiological functions of cerebral vessels in animal models of oxidative stress-induced cerebral vascular injury. We place particular emphasis on endogenously generated carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide as essential components of the antioxidant cytoprotection mechanism in the brain. We combine intravital microscopy in newborn piglets, isolated cerebral vessels, and primary cell cultures with molecular and biochemical approaches to identify mechanisms that promote survival of cerebral vascular cells and astrocytes during oxidative stress.
For more about Dr. Parfenova’s research and lab, please visit https://www.uthsc.edu/physiology/faculty/hparfeno.php
Experience with cultured cells, confocal microscopy, molecular biology, RT-PCR, Western immunoblotting, immunofluorescence,oxidative stress markers, mechanisms of cell death by apoptosis and autophagy, signal transduction, and biochemistry is preferred.
Required qualifications include a PhD or MD.
Send curriculum vitae, description of the research experience and names and addresses of three references to Dr. Helena Parfenova, Professor, Department of Physiology, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral research fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package (http://www.uthsc.edu/postdoc/benefits.php). 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.