A post-doctoral position is available immediate in the Boehning laboratory at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). This position is funded by the NIH and pay will be consistent with FLSA-exempt NRSA guidelines (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-134.html). Our laboratory studies calcium signaling and cell death in several paradigms including cardiac physiology, immunology, and neurodegenerative diseases. This position will investigate novel pathways regulating signaling through the Fas death receptor, with implications for autoimmune diseases and cancer. Technical approaches include cell biology, protein biochemistry/click chemistry, live cell imaging, and animal models relevant to Fas signaling in health and disease.
In addition to a doctoral degree, the main qualifications for this position are an interest in the field of study and a willingness to learn. Previous experience with animal models is desirable but not a requirement. The Boehning laboratory is a very collaborative and close-knit group. Therefore, another expectation is that you can perform well in a team setting. The Boehning laboratory also strives to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment, and thus we expect our members to welcome and accept people from a variety of backgrounds.
Houston is one of the most diverse large cities in the United States. Houstonites enjoy a low cost of living and a warm subtropical climate. UTHealth is part of the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical center in the world with over 100,000 employees. The scientific environment is exceptional. Please send a cover letter detailing your future research interests and goals, a CV, and a list of 3 references electronically to Darren.F.Boehning (at) uth.tmc.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately.