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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, QE9076
University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota
Date Posted 06/24/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Institution University of South Dakota
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow, QE9076
Posting Number NFE01209P
Department USD-Dean of the Medical School - BBS
Physical Location of Position (City) Vermillion
Posting Text

A 2-year NIH-funded postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Hong Zheng in the Basic Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Dakota. The position will be focused on investigating the field of neural control of cardiovascular and kidney function. The successful individual will be involved in studying the role of central nervous system and neuromodulators in the control of sympathetic outflow, leading to regulation of cardiovascular function and renal function under normal and pathological states, such as chronic heart failure and obesity. Individual will have the opportunity to utilize a wide range of approaches including in vivo physiological recording sympathetic nerve activity, cardiovascular and renal function evaluation in conscious and anesthetized animal, opto- and chemo-genetics approaches, microdialysis, immunohistochemistry, molecular biology techniques, neuronal and kidney cell culture.
Ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. or M.D with a strong interest in physiology, cardiovascular and neuroscience research. The candidate should be highly motivated to learn new techniques and to develop new research avenues. Salary will commensurate with experience and NIH guidelines.
Application materials should include a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests, and the names of three references. All materials should be sent to the USD online employment website at Review of applications will begin on 7/7/2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Posting Date 06/23/2021
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 07/07/2021
Advertised Salary Commensurate with education/experience plus state benefits package
Duration of the Term 12 months
If Other, describe duration
Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours

As required by experiments in the lab.

Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires Weekends/Holidays
If other, please indicate N/A
Department Description and Cultural Expectations
Affirmative Action Statement


Diversity Statement

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine values diversity and its essential role in achieving the educational, scholarship, and service missions of the school. Therefore, the medical school is committed to both recruitment and retention of students, residents, faculty, and staff who through their diversity enrich the learning environment and promote inclusive excellence. We recognize diversity as relating to sex, race, color, creed, rural background, socioeconomic status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information and veteran status. In addition, we value persons with broad life experiences, with records of service to disadvantaged populations, and with other attributes that may enhance the learning community. The medical school has chosen three areas of emphasis on diversity to enrich the learning environment and promote inclusive excellence: American Indians, rural, and gender.

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