Category: Other Academic | Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Postdoctoral Fellow - Cellular Biology and Anatomy

Posted Date: 01/19/2017
Position Number: PSN 23991, PSN 31809
Salary Range: Negotiable
Location: LSU Health, Shreveport
Posting closes once position filled

Minimum Qualifications:
Required:
Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D, M.D. or equivalent, be highly motivated and capable of working independently with a strong background in molecular biology (including protein and RNA work) and/or brain slice or cardiomyocyte electrophysiology.
Desired: 
Preferred applicants will have experience working with mouse transgenic mutants, especially cre-lox conditional expression models.

Job Summary:

Position available for a recent graduate with interest in the cardiac and respiratory effects of ion channel mutations in epilepsy. The most common cause of mortality in epilepsy is sudden unexpected death (SUDEP). Although the exact causes of SUDEP remain unknown, seizures are thought to somehow initiate lethal cardiac and/or respiratory dysfunction. We are trying to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying SUDEP by examining mouse genetic epilepsy models using a combination of molecular approaches (immunohistochemistry, RT-PCR, western blot), in vivo physiological recordings (electroencephalography, electrocardiography, plethysmography), and in vitro brain slice and cardiomyocyte recordings. Additional information on our lab can be found at http://www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/glasscock-lab/index 

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and a cover letter describing your research experience, interest and goals, along with three references to Dr. Edward Glasscock at aglas1@lsuhsc.edu

LSUHSC – Shreveport is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. Our lab is part of the vibrant and growing Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. The department provides a supportive and stimulating research environment with a strong emphasis on cardiovascular disease. Located in the pines of northwest Louisiana, Shreveport is a livable small city known for its festivals and easy-going lifestyle.

Job Benefits:

The LSU Systems Office has provided LSUHSC-Shreveport employees with excellent benefit options designed with you and your dependents in mind. Our Benefits Sectionis available between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to help answer any questions you might have about these benefits.