A postdoctoral/research associate position is available in the laboratory of Eric Beaumont, Ph.D., in the Quillen College of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences at ETSU (East Tennessee State University) to study central neural circuit function/plasticity. We are particularly interested in studying the afferent component of vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy during heart failure progression. The goal is to optimize VNS settings to properly engage central nuclei for the restoration of cardiac function (See American Journal of Physiology,2017; 313(2):H354-H367). The research focus of this position is on electrophysiological recordings from NTS and other central nuclei to understand central processing with VNS. The external funding for this project is a R01 from NHLBI that started August 1st 2018. Additional information can be obtained from Dr. Eric Beaumont at email@example.com. Please email a letter of interest that includes career goals and a CV.
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Qualifications: Ph.D or M.D. in Neurobiology, Cell Biology, Physical Science or related field of study.
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal person will have experience in electrophysiology and animal surgery. Experience with neuroanatomical and imaging techniques would also be helpful