Postdoctoral Training in Clinical Vascular Physiology

Augusta University

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Postdoctoral Training in Clinical Vascular Physiology

Georgia Prevention Institute, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University


     An NIH funded postdoctoral research position is available in the Laboratory of Integrative Vascular and Exercise Physiology ( at The Georgia Prevention Institute (GPI) of Augusta University. The GPI is a clinical research facility that currently has 10 faculty members with a wide range of interdisciplinary clinical and translational research interests including: integrative physiology of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, and renal disease, as well as behavioral, genetic and epidemiological foci.  Members of the Institute receive extramural support from a variety of sources, such as the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. 


     The Harris lab has a history of funded research investigating the mechanisms of vascular endothelial dysfunction and impaired blood flow regulation in different patient populations.  Emphasis of the current position will be placed on a two recently funded NIH R01s related to skeletal muscle function in obesity and the sex disparity of cardiovascular disease risk in patients with type 1 diabetes. Trainees will have access to molecular and cell culture methodologies and a variety of state-of-the-art human physiological techniques including: ultrasound, NIRS, tonometry, finapress NOVA, laser Doppler imaging and flowmetry, iontophoresis, microdialysis, pulmonary function, and more.


     Although outstanding candidates in all areas of physiology will be considered, special consideration will be given to individuals who have 1) experience working with clinical populations, 2) experience with molecular techniques, and 3) a background in cardiovascular, metabolic, or renal physiology. Experience using Doppler ultrasound and assessment of muscle sympathetic nervous system activity (MSNA) using microneurography in humans is preferred, but not necessary. Candidates should 1) be highly motivated and able to work independently, 2) have experience working in clinical research, 3) have good communication skills (written/spoken English), 4) show excellent critical thinking, scholarly ability and be eager to learn. Salary is determined by NIH postdoctoral fellowship stipend levels. 


     Please send curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and the names of three references to: Ryan A Harris, PhD., Director, Laboratory of integrative vascular and exercise physiology of Augusta University at

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