Postdoctoral fellow position in Neural Control of Breathing

University of São Paulo, Brazil

Brazil
Posted 2 years ago

A postdoctaral fellow position is immediately available in the area of Neural Control of Breathing in the laboratory of Dr. Ana C. Takakura at the Institute of Biomedical Science, University of São Paulo, Brazil. The goal of the funded research project is to investigate the role of astrocytes as well as the relationship with neurons and blood vessels located in the ventral aspect of the brainstem in the control respiratory activity in a model of Parkinson’s disease. Studies utilize neuroanatomical, physiology, pharmacological, and chemogenetic approaches in combination with electrophysiological nerve and unit recordings. Candidates (PhD or MD) must have solid experience with contemporary techniques, preferably with emphasis in neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, or immunology. Expertise with rodent surgery, neuroanatomy or physiological recordings is preferred. Suitable candidates must also have excellent organizational and communication skills, be enthusiastic about their work, and be highly motivated to succeed.

The selected candidate will receive training in a highly collaborative environment and state-of-the-art facilities. Applicants should send a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests and career goals, curriculum vitae, and the names of two references to Dr. Ana C. Takakura at takakura@icb.usp.br until 04/26/2019.

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