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The laboratory of Dr. Scott Earley (Google Scholar Profile:
https: // scholar.google.com/citations?user=lR-xaZcAAAAJ&hl=en) is seeking
highly-motivated individuals to fill two NIH-funded postdoctoral positions.
These projects are funded by a new collaborative R33 award from the National
Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Vascular cognitive
impairment and dementia (VCID) is second only to Alzheimer's disease as a
cause of dementia and accounts for ~15-30% of all dementia cases. Cerebral
small vessel diseases (cSVDs) are a group of pathologies afflicting the
microcirculation of the brain that collectively account for up to 20% of all
strokes and are the most common pathology underlying VCID. The pathogeneses of
cSVDs are incompletely understood, representing a significant barrier in
developing strategies for prevention and treatment. We seek to address this
need. Successful candidates will join a team of experts integrating unique
genetic resources, vascular pressure myography, patch-clamp electrophysiology,
high-resolution Ca2+ imaging, superresolution microscopy, specialized magnetic
resonance imaging modalities, and learning and memory behavior assays to
develop and characterize multiple novel genetic models of cSVDs and VCID that
are based on genes contributing to disease in humans. Our long-term objective
is to create and employ genetic models that faithfully recapitulate important
hallmarks of human cSVDs and VCID.
Successful candidates will perform experiments, collect and analyze data,
manage projects, train and supervise students, publish papers, and assist with
preparing and submitting grants.
A Ph.D. in pharmacology or related field obtained within 5 years from start
date, relevant laboratory experiences, and a sincere passion for research are
Applicable but not required, skills include patch-clamp electrophysiology,
Ca2+ imaging, multiphoton, lattice lightsheet, and/or superresolution
microscopy, pressure myography, laser Doppler flowmetry, single-cell genomics,
small animal surgery, and experience with transgenic mice.
Our laboratory is located on the main campus of the University of Nevada, Reno
School of Medicine in Reno, Nevada, USA. Reno is a vibrant small city near
Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, approximately 200 miles east
of San Francisco. Annual full-time salary will be based on the appropriate
NRSA postdoctoral stipend level established by the NIH.
We are committed to the career development of our team. Individuals who join
our group will receive intensive mentoring, acquire new skills, and be
encouraged to submit fellowship applications.
Scott Earley, Ph.D.
- Current CV
- Letter of application (cover letter) describing your current research
- names and contact information for three professional references
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