Postdoc position – women’s cardiovascular health

Posted 2 years ago

The Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware has a position for a postdoctoral research fellow in the area of human physiology, with an emphasis on women’s health and cardiovascular function. The successful candidate will spearhead several studies focusing on mechanisms contributing to vascular dysfunction during the menopausal transition. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop individual research, as to encourage a successful career pathway to becoming an independent scientist. There is also the potential to collaborate with other researchers and be involved in studies focusing on neural control of the circulation during exercise, and lifestyle interventions on vascular and microvascular function. Expectations include: writing grants and manuscripts, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting research at national meetings. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. The fellow will frequently interact with graduate students, other investigators, clinicians, and research staff including laboratory technicians and nurses. Experience performing human subjects research is preferred. Individuals with a Ph.D. or equivalent in Kinesiology, Physiology, or relevant discipline and demonstrated research productivity are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send a cover letter detailing their research interests and career goals, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Megan Wenner ( Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation.  Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. The College of Health Sciences has recently opened an exciting new 120,000 sq. ft. research facility.

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