Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Texas Health San Antonio

Posted 2 years ago
 The Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology in the Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health San Antonio is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to engage in ongoing studies dedicated to the intersection between CNS circuits and metabolism biology during brain repair. Our current efforts test how metabolic co-morbidities of stroke impact long-term behavioral and cellular stroke recovery. This research uses the corticospinal motor system as model cellular pathway to better understand patterns of cellular disruption and adaptation after stroke. We seek to evaluate brain recovery in an integrative fashion by testing outcomes at the level of individual cell, cell network, and whole-animal physiology and behavior. The overall goal of these endeavors is to identify novel therapeutic targets and strategies that provide meaningful long-term behavioral improvement after brain insults including stroke.

Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD in neuroscience or related fields. Applicants who anticipate to defend their thesis in the near future are also encouraged to apply. We are seeking individuals with a demonstrated record of careful experimental methods, high-quality publications, excellent written and communication skills and an ability to design and perform research in an independent manner. Experience in whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology, whole animal neurophysiology and behavioral tests is preferred but not required.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments; starting at NIH pay scale. Additional information regarding our laboratory and scientific interests are at and our Department within UT Health San Antonio at

In the email application please include a cover letter that describes research experience and states career goals, CV with publications, and detailed contact information for 3 references to:

Jeffery A Boychuk, Ph.D.
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
UT Health San Antonio 78229

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The University of Texas Health San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

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