A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the George Washington University Institute

Description: A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available for a highly motivated individual in The George

Washington University Institute for Neuroscience and Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. The position

is within an integrative physiology and behavioral neurosciences laboratory that is focused on understanding how

stress and anxiety related disorders (i.e., post-traumatic stress disorder) contribute to increased cardiovascular

disease risk. Using multi-disciplinary approaches, we investigate integrative (i.e., neuroimmune) mechanisms

related to the brain neurocircuitry involved in cardiovascular autonomic and fear/stress regulation. We have a

particular interest in the renin angiotensin system and its role in the development of cardiovascular and anxiety

related diseases. The laboratory utilizes a variety of novel transgenic mouse models and state of the art

cardiovascular, behavioral and immunological interdisciplinary approaches.

Applicant: We seek an individual with PhD biomedical sciences with strong background and expertise in the

related field of cardiovascular physiology / immunology / behavioral neurosciences. Expertise in whole animal

physiology, immunology,including flow cytometry, animal behavior and surgery are highly desirable. Expertise

with basic techniques utilizing DNA, RNA, protein, tissue / cell culture and immunostaining / histology are also

desired. The successful applicant duties will include but are not limited to organizing and implementing research

plans, the development of new methods, testing, data collection, analysis, interpretation of data, writing grant

proposals and preparing manuscripts for publication. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity for

mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and applying for career development awards. The candidate will

be expected to possess excellent communication skills and present their research findings on a regular basis to

both peers within the department and at national and international meetings

Please provide a cover letter with a brief description of your current research, CV and contact information for 3

references to pmarvar@gwu.edu

More info: http://smhs.gwu.edu/neuroscience/positions

Potential Start Date: Spring/Summer 2018

Contact: Paul J. Marvar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacology & Physiology

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

GW Institute for Neuroscience

The George Washington University

2300 Eye St., NW,

Washington, DC 20037

Ross Hall 457


(202) 994-5584