Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Renal-Electrolyte Postdoctoral Associate

Job Number: 68806

Location: Pittsburgh, US

Job Description

A postdoctoral position is immediately available at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Renal-Electrolyte Division to study visceral mechanotransduction and nociception. Normal bladder function and nociceptive responses to bladder inflammation and injury depend on inputs from afferent nerve fibers located within the bladder mucosa and the underlying musculature. These afferent fibers express a myriad of ligand- and mechano-gated ion channels and receptors that convert chemical and mechanical stimuli into electrical signals. How this complex sensory information is processed and integrated into the afferents that innervate the urinary bladder remains unresolved.

The candidate will conduct critical bench experiments to define how acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) and small conductance Ca2+-activated (SK) channels control bladder afferent outflow. The project involves the use of the following techniques: in situ hybridization, confocal imaging, ex vivo nerve recordings, patch clamp, and behavioral tests. Candidates should show a strong interest and motivation to develop new ideas towards the goals of the overall research program.

 Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent in Physiology, Neurosciences, or other related fields with an academic record demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals. Experience in primary cell culture, mouse genetics, small animal surgery, ex vivo nerve recordings, patch-clamp, or confocal imaging is highly desirable.

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The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.

Application Deadline: 2023-11-30


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