An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Roger Bannister at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The successful candidate will drive one of two major projects in the laboratory: 1) understanding how altered plasma membrane excitability contributes to muscle atrophy and the loss of motor units in aging and neuromuscular disease (e.g., amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; ALS), and 2) using heterologous systems and zebrafish models to study CACNA1A mutations that result in molecular, synaptic and behavioral defects and to screen for effective drug therapies to combat these and other Ca V 2.1 channelopathies. In addition, the successful candidate will be given opportunity to develop an independent research program.
This position is projected to begin in March 2020 or shortly thereafter. Qualified individuals should apply to this posting and attach a cover letter, CV and names of three references. Specific inquiries should be directed to Dr. Bannister: RBannister@som.umaryland.edu .
The University of Maryland School of Medicine is renowned for its research excellence. Our internationally recognized faculty lead cutting-edge research programs in molecular, cellular, and systems physiology. The Baltimore campus offers state-of-the-art core facilities for microscopy, imaging, genetics, genomics, proteomics, physiological phenotyping and structural biology. Our faculty also enjoy a highly collaborative and interactive scientific environment. NIH-funded training programs in neuroscience, muscle biology, cardiac biology, vascular biology, and integrative membrane biology enhance our research activities.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. with less than five years of postdoctoral experience. The ideal candidate should have relevant technical expertise and strong communication and writing skills, as well as relevant technical expertise (e.g., expertise with patch-clamp recording and/or Ca 2+ imaging techniques, experience with zebrafish models, knowledge of ion channel biophysics and/or muscle physiology, etc.).
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Postdoctoral Fellows
Organization: School of Medicine - Clinical Departments
Job Posting: Jul 15, 2019
Internal Number: 128481
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