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Postdoctoral Fellow
McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Date Posted Nov. 9, 2021
Title Postdoctoral Fellow
University McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX, United States
Department Neurobiology and Anatomy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Anatomy/Physiology
    Biology - Neuroscience/Neurobiology

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ruth Heidelberger to work on exciting projects in exocytosis and synaptic signaling in the context of visual information processing in the mammalian retina. Located within the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and the vibrant Texas Medical Center, the Heidelberger laboratory studies mechanisms that regulate membrane trafficking, synaptic vesicle dynamics and neurotransmitter release in neurons of the early visual pathway using a combination of biophysical, molecular, and imaging approaches. A current focus is to elucidate the roles of a retinal-specific SNARE protein that is essential for vision (Janecke et al., 2021, Human Genetics) and regulated by synaptic activity (Campbell et al., 2020, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience).

Applicants should have earned (or be close to earning) a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D or equivalent degree. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with prior experience in patch-clamp electrophysiology and an interest in synaptic physiology. Candidates should have good written and oral communication skills.

Please send a single PDF file to Dr. Ruth Heidelberger at that includes: (1) a cover letter with a statement of current study and future research interests and career goals, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three references with contact details.

Salary is commensurate with experience and will follow university guidelines. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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Contact Information

  • Ruth Heidelberger
    Neurobiology and Anatomy
    McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    6431 Fannin Street,
    McGovern Medical School, NBA, MSB 7.046
    Houston, TX 77030
  • 713-5005-5624
  • 713-500-0621


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