Post Doctoral Scholar in Cardiovascular Health and Neuroscience, Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary
Calgary, Canada
18d ago

Area : Cardiovascular Health and Neuroscience

Duration : Two years (possibility of extension)

Start date : Immediately

Salary : Flexible depending upon experience and accomplishments to date

The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar .

Job Description :

Libin Cardiovascular Institute and Hotchkiss Brain Institute are world-leading research organizations focused on cardiovascular health and neuroscience respectively.

We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to join the translational research team of Dr. Aaron Phillips . Successful applicants will join an interdisciplinary team that includes personnel enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and MD / PhD programs, as well as biomedical engineering and clinical staff.

The team has several international collaborative projects with major partners located in Switzerland and Croatia. Dr. Phillips’ lab is independently supported by Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grant, Compute Canada, and Rick Hansen Institute.

The Phillips Lab uses a combination of integrated physiology and neuroscience, with the aim of deeply understanding autonomic and cardiovascular function.

Currently, the laboratory is aimed towards developing a neurostimulation therapy to restore healthy autonomic and cardiovascular function in those living with a spinal cord injury.

Research tools include CLARITY-optimized light-sheet microscopy, sympathetic and brainstem neuronal recordings, telemetry arterial cannulation and sympathetic recording, spinal cord transection / contusion, and a variety of genetic strains (e.

g., Th-Cre, PV-Cre). The lab is also employing a novel computational pipeline for managing large data-sets of physiological metrics.

Within the University, School of Medicine, and Institutes, there is extensive support to progress your career / training.

These include numerous fellowships, travel / publication awards, and opportunities for professional development.

Positions are open for strong candidates with interest in preclinical neuroscience or physiology in the areas of cardiovascular and / or autonomic physiology, and / or biomedical engineering / computer science.

Qualifications :

  • Have a strong interest in neuroscience, neurophysiology, or cardiovascular physiology
  • Be fluent in English, both orally and written
  • Strong academic record and examples of scientific productivity
  • Strong academic record and examples of scientific productivity
  • Well-developed academic writing and oral communication skills
  • Be able to write in English independently
  • Strong academic record and examples of scientific productivity
  • Have a PhD or MD completed in the last three years
  • At least one first-authored paper in a peer-reviewed journal with an impact factor above 2
  • Strong academic record and examples of scientific productivity
  • Passion for research that helps people
  • Experience with applied preclinical cardiovascular / autonomic research
  • Well-developed academic writing and oral communication skills
  • Application details :

    Additional information about the. Phillips Lab, University of Calgary, the Libin Cardiovascular Institute and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute can be found at :

    Additional Information

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    About the University of Calgary

    The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-

    do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads.

    The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. .

    To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs.

    We’re who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

    About Calgary, Alberta

    Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism.

    Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city.

    Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

    The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff / faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community.

    We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here.

    We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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