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Post-Doctoral Scientist

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Posting Details

I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Job Description Summary:

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available for a highly motivated individual in The George Washington University Institute for Neuroscience and Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. The position is in an integrative physiology/immunology and behavioral neurosciences laboratory focused on further understanding how environmental factors such as stress and anxiety related disorders such as PTSD contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) and cardiovascular disease development. The laboratory is interested in the brain neurocircuitry involved in the autonomic control of blood pressure and neuroimmune mediated mechanisms involved in the development hypertension and cardiovascular related disease. We have a particular interest in the renin angiotensin system and its role in the development of cardiovascular and anxiety related diseases. The laboratory utilizes a variety of novel transgenic mouse models and state of the art cardiovascular, behavioral and immunological interdisciplinary approaches. We seek an individual with PhD biomedical sciences with strong background and expertise in the related field of cardiovascular physiology / immunology / behavioral neurosciences. Expertise in whole animal physiology, immunology,including flow cytometry, animal behavior and surgery are highly desirable. Expertise with basic techniques utilizing DNA, RNA, protein, tissue / cell culture and immunostaining / histology are also desired. The successful applicant duties will include but are not limited to organizing and implementing research plans, the development of new methods, testing, data collection, analysis, interpretation of data, writing grant proposals and preparing manuscripts for publication. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and applying for career development awards. The candidate will be expected to possess excellent communication skills and present their research findings on a regular basis to both peers within the department and at national and international meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

Require’s a PhD in the field or in a related area.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:

PhD degree in the Biomedical Sciences
Expertise in the related field of cardiovascular physiology / immunology / behavioral neurosciences.
Expertise in whole animal physiology, immunology including flow cytometry, animal behavior and surgery are highly desirable.

II. POSITION INFORMATION

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Laboratory Research
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time:
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday
Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Telework:
Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Internal Applicants Only?
Posting Number: RP000050
Job Open Date: 06/03/2016
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Research Interest