Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral or Research Associate

Postdoctoral or research associate positions are available for energetic individuals interested in studying molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying excitability in the brain and heart, with an emphasis on those related to addiction, cognition, mood, and the neural regulation of cardiac function. Our well-funded research program incorporates an array of state-of-the-art techniques and approaches, including brain slice and cultured cell electrophysiology, intracranial pharmacology and chemogenetics, rodent behavioral analysis, and electrocardiogram telemetry. View recent research publications 

A Ph.D. in biomedical sciences or biophysics is required. While prior experience with electrophysiological techniques is preferred, our lab is an excellent training environment for those interested in developing skills in this domain. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and brief statement of research experience and interests to:

Dr. Kevin Wickman
Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota Medical School
6-120 Jackson Hall
321 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Phone: (612) 624-5966

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator/employer.

Research Associate and Postdoctoral Positions 

For molecular and proteomic studies of nuclear receptors and translation regulators for adipocytes and neurons

We focus on regulatory mechanisms in stem cell proliferation, adipocyte differentiation and neuronal protein expression, triggered by nutrients, hormones and neuronal activity. We investigate factors regulating chromatin remodeling, RNA transport and translation. Various molecular, cellular and proteomic approaches are used. For our recent publications, see Nat Stru & Mol Biol 14: 68-75 (2007); Nat Chem Biol 3: 161-5 (2007); PNAS. 104, 13810 (2007), EMBO J 26, 1522-31 (2007); Mol. Cell 19, 643-53 (2005).

A Ph.D. in biological sciences or biophysics is required.

Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae via Email to Dr. Li-Na Wei, Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota Medical School, at View research detailsThe University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator/employer. 


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