Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity at the University of Utah Vascular Research Laboratory

University of Utah Vascular Research Laboratory (UVRL)

Posted 2 years ago

Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity at the University of Utah Vascular Research Laboratory

The University of Utah Vascular Research Laboratory (UVRL) is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows who are interested in training in the areas of Cardiovascular and Autonomic Physiology. Our group’s research interests are focused on the link between vascular and skeletal muscle function in humans. Specifically, we are interested in the mechanisms that appear to limit skeletal muscle function as the result of healthy aging and age-related diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart Failure, and Hypertension. Currently funded projects include study of age-related changes in neurohumoral control of muscle blood flow at rest and during acute exercise, and studies focused on determining the causes and consequences of chronic sympathoexcitation in Heart Failure with Preserved and Reduced Ejection Fraction.

Trainees at the UVRL have the opportunity to learn a wide spectrum of techniques, and have access to state-of-the-art, in house technology for studying human Physiology, including: in vivo and in vitro vascular and metabolic responses, microneurography for direct assessment of muscle sympathetic nerve activity, drug infusion techniques, Doppler ultrasound measurements of blood flow, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging of the skeletal muscle, and a host of molecular and cellular biology techniques.

More information about our research program is located at

Candidates should have some or all of the following attributes: 1) a strong background in Integrative Human Physiology, 2) good communication skills (written/spoken English), 3) an excellent academic record, 4) a keen desire to learn, and 5) previous research experience working with human volunteers and/or patients in a Physiology research environment. Prior experience with ultrasound imaging, exercise training programs, and biochemistry laboratory techniques will be major assets. However, additional training will be provided as needed to ensure the success of trainees during the course of their fellowship.

Candidates should submit a letter of intent outlining their qualifications and career objectives, complete list of publications and awards, and references who may be contacted. Salary will be commensurate with current NIH NRSA stipend levels.

For more information, please contact: Dr. D. Walter Wray, University of Utah Department of Internal Medicine (

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