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Postdoctoral Scientist to study Ion Channel Structure and Function
Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
University of Rochester


The MacLean lab in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology is looking for an independent, internally motivated postdoctoral fellow to study the biophysics of either ionotropic Glutamate Receptors or Acid Sensing Ion Channels. The lab uses a combination of patch clamp with fast perfusion, kinetic modeling, fluorescence spectroscopy, unnatural amino acid incorporation, structural biology as well as basic molecular biological and biochemical techniques. See for more details. The successful candidate for this NIH R00 and start-up funded position will bring expertise in one or more of these methods, learn some of the others and be in an excellent position to write their own competitive K99 application.

Position is open until filled. Salary is according to NIH pay scale. Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement. Candidates with experience in single channel recording and analysis will be given preference.


Please send application by email to Dr. David MacLean ( including a position specific cover letter describing suitability, research accomplishments and career goals, a CV and contact information for at least 3 references.


Postdoctoral Scientist
Molecular Physiology of Cardiac Pacemaking
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
Department of Physiology & Biophysics and
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology


The Proenza lab in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical campus seeks creative, independent and motivated postdoctoral scientists for NIH-funded projects to study cardiac pacemaking and HCN channel biophysics. 

Exciting high-impact studies await first authors!  Projects in the lab include understanding the responses of the sinoatrial node to physiological challenges such as aging, disease and exercise training, identification of novel HCN4 channel regulators, and delineation of signaling microdomains in sinoatrial myocytes.  Techniques include patch clamp electrophysiology to study isolated sinoatrial node myocytes and heterologously-expressed ion channels, biochemistry and proteomics to discover and characterize novel HCN channel interaction partners, and dynamic clamp and computational approaches to evaluate contributions of different ionic currents to pacemaking. 

Job responsibilities and expectations:  

  • Contribute to experimental design
  • Lead and organize data acquisition and analysis
  • Troubleshoot protocols and equipment and develop new techniques as required
  • Prepare figures and write manuscripts for publication in top journals
  • Apply for postdoctoral fellowships
  • Present work at national and international meetings
  • Contribute to collaborative projects in the lab


  • PhD in physiology, biophysics, or related field.
  • Demonstrated expertise with first author publications in at least one of the following areas:  patch clamp electrophysiology, biochemistry and proteomics, FRET, Ca2+ imaging.   
  • Familiarity with principles of cardiac cellular electrophysiology strongly preferred.
  • Self-motivated, creative problem solver with strong work ethic and highest ethical standards.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a collaborative team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (fluent in written and spoken English)
  • Willing and able to work with mice
  • Preference given to applicants who are eligible for training grants and postdoctoral fellowships.


Please send by email to Dr. Catherine Proenza (

  • A CV
  • A cover letter describing your aptness for the position, research accomplishments and career goals.
  • Contact information for at least three references

Positions are open until filled.  Preferred start date fall, 2017 (negotiable).  Salary according to NIH postdoctoral pay scale.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer.  


Assistant Professor - Neurobiology
Department of Biology
Utah State University


The Department of Biology ( invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position (50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service) in Neurobiology. We seek an innovative scientist with research interests in nervous system function using modern cellular and molecular/genetic approaches. Preference will be given to those applicants that expand on existing strengths in the department and university. Teaching will include participation in the Introductory Biology sequence for majors, as well as an advanced course in the applicant’s area of specialization.

A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience are required. Candidates will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program; form effective collaborations with other faculty; and contribute to undergraduate and graduate education in the Department of Biology. The successful applicant will be part of the newly established Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Neuroscience ( which is comprised of faculty with neuroscience-related interests across several colleges and departments. Implementation of innovative teaching methods is encouraged.


Applicants must apply electronically, using the online system at Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research philosophy and goals, and the names and contact information (including email addresses) for three references. Up to three publications or manuscripts should also be submitted. For further information or inquiries, please contact Nancy Kay Pierson (, Search Manager. Review of applications will begin 1 January 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Biology has more than 45 faculty at 6 campuses and 56 graduate students with MS and PhD programs in Biology, Ecology and Neuroscience. The Biology Department guarantees graduate student support for up to five years for all matriculated students. The Department is committed to excellence in research and teaching.

Utah State University (USU) is a land-grant university founded in 1888. The university is a Carnegie RU/H institution with approximately 23,000 students (19,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students) from all 50 states and 80 foreign countries. The USU campus is in Cache Valley, a community of about 110,000 residents located in a picturesque mountain valley in Northern Utah about 80 miles from Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at:

Utah State University is committed to enhancing multicultural and gender diversity and is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples. It is an AA/EO employer and encourages application from minorities, women, people with disabilities and veterans. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires that work eligibility be documented for all new employees. Please be prepared to verify eligibility for employment.


Tenure Track Faculty Position in
Cardiovascular Physiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Position #305-050


The Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine (, invites outstanding scientists with expertise and research interests in cardiovascular biology to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at any level. Candidates who develop an integrated understanding of physiological and/or pathological processes, spanning from molecule to organ and body system, are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Physiology, ranked 11th in NIH funding, is renowned for its research excellence. Internationally recognized faculty lead cutting edge research programs in neuroscience and cardiovascular, renal, and muscle biology. We enjoy highly collaborative scientific ventures with clinical and basic science faculty throughout the University. State-of-the-art facilities include core laboratories for microscopy, imaging, genetics, genomics, physiological phenotyping, and structural biology. NIH-funded training programs in cardiac biology, vascular biology, muscle biology, neuroscience, and integrative membrane biology enhance our research activities.


M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. Qualified candidates should send a CV, a brief summary of past research accomplishments, a teaching portfolio, a statement of future research goals, and have three letters of reference sent by email to by November 15th for consideration. 

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow to Study Cardiac Ion Channel Biology
School of Medicine, Cardiology Division
University of Colorado


The collaborative, multi-disciplinary group of Drs. Christine Tompkins, Lori Walker and Roger Bannister in the Cardiology Division of the University of Colorado School of Medicine is seeking a full-time postdoctoral research fellow to investigate sex differences in cardiac ion channel function in response to ischaemic events.  Preference will be given to individuals with expertise in ion channel biology and cellular electrophysiology techniques.  Applicants are expected to be highly motivated and committed to a career in the sciences.  Fluency in English is required. 

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs is located at


Interested individuals should contact either Dr. Tompkins, Dr. Walker or Dr. Bannister via email:

Assistant Professor of Human Physiology
Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

OPENING: Human Physiologist

Department: Biology

UW System Title: Assistant Professor (C40NN)



Position Description: The Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is offering a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position in Human Physiology beginning late August, 2017. Teaching includes the human physiology course, and may include senior seminar, introductory biology, as well as an opportunity to develop an advanced course in an area of specialty that complements our current program. Successful candidates will also be expected to maintain a research program, advise students, and engage in Department and University service. Innovative teaching and involvement of undergraduates in research is strongly encouraged. Appointment with a PhD or equivalent will be at the level of Assistant Professor.

Department/University Description: The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Biology Department provides an outstanding student-centered program emphasizing both classroom learning and hands-on independent research with faculty. High quality student-professor interactions are a priority at UWSP. The human physiologist will be moving to a new science building in Fall, 2018, which will house the electron and light microscopy suite, human physiology teaching and research labs, and animal care facility.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, part of the University of Wisconsin System, is a leading four-year comprehensive institution located in scenic Central Wisconsin. Approximately 9,300 students are enrolled with a student faculty ratio of 20:1 in the classroom. While primarily serving undergraduates through a variety of baccalaureate programs, UW-Stevens Point also offers several master's level graduate programs and an applied doctoral degree (Au.D.) in audiology. The 406-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities and the Schmeeckle Nature Reserve. The university has a strong focus on sustainability initiatives and has been named one of the nation’s green universities by The Princeton Review. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Visit for more information about UW-Stevens Point.



  • Ph.D. in a physiology-related field. (ABD candidates will be considered, but in all cases the candidate chosen for the position must have completed all requirements for the doctorate by the beginning of the academic year following the initial employment year, for consideration for retention and tenure.)
  •  Coursework in physiology; broad training in biology
  • Commitment to undergraduate education
  • Evidence or demonstrable potential for high-quality teaching in human physiology
  • Evidence or demonstrable potential for research, grants, and scholarship


  • Interest and/or experience in clinical physiology and/or pharmacology
  • Teaching experience and mentoring of undergraduate research

Appointment Date: late August, 2017

Terms of Employment: Assistant Professor of Biology (Instructor if Ph.D. is not completed). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Deadline: Continuous recruitment with first review of completed applications starting November 1, 2016. To assure consideration, completed applications need to be received by end of day on October 31. Applications received on or after November 1 may be considered.


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Files, including letters of recommendation, must be complete to be considered. Submission in PDF format is preferred for all attachments. Please include the following documents:

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Chair, Search & Screen Committee


Phone: 715-346-3569

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Anna Golackson, Human Resources


Phone: 715-346-2606

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The safety and success of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is paramount. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current and prospective students, faculty, and staff. You may obtain the complete report at

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

Employment will require a criminal background check.

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology
School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
University of Rochester Medical Center


The Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Rochester is seeking highly qualified applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with an emphasis on research and education.  Emphasis will be placed on, but not limited to, applicants pursuing research in neuropharmacology or cardiovascular pharmacology with a focus on mechanisms of receptor action and cellular signaling pathways.  The successful applicant will receive a highly competitive start-up package and be expected to develop an independent, externally funded research program and contribute to graduate- and medical school teaching.  The Department of Pharmacology and Physiology offers an outstanding research environment with established strengths in mechanistic studies related to G protein-coupled receptors, extracellular matrix, calcium and ion channel signaling, in the context of physiology and disease.   The department is in the midst of a significant recruiting effort with several open positions in these areas over the next four years.  The University of Rochester Medical Center and the adjacent Schools of Arts, Sciences and Engineering are part of a world-class life sciences research campus, providing excellent opportunities for multiple cross-disciplinary interactions and collaborations. 

Candidates must hold a PhD, MD or equivalent, have demonstrated significant research achievement, and have either received or exhibit clear potential to attract extramural funding for their research program.  The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to the research and educational missions of the Department, excellent communication skills and an enthusiastic approach to collaborative research efforts. 


All applicants must apply online at (Under the Job Search heading, click the link for All Other Openings, search for Job Posting Number 189831).  Include a curriculum vitae, a detailed research plan and the names and contact information for three references.  Also include a letter of introduction addressed to: Denise C. Hocking, Ph.D., Chair, Faculty Search Committee, University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 711, Rochester, NY 14642.

A post-offer health assessment is required.  The University of Rochester is an equal opportunity employer.  Minorities, females, protected veterans, and the disabled are encouraged to apply.

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