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Postdoctoral Fellow/Pharmacology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee
Date Posted 11/01/2020
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Postdoctoral Fellow/Pharmacology - 2000000181 



A Postdoctoral Fellow position in vascular pharmacology is available in Dr. Francesca-Fang Liao laboratory, Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine. The postdoctoral fellow will investigate potential crucial roles of miRNA21 as mechanistic link between peripheral and CNS inflammation using multidisciplinary approaches including cell culture and both acute (systemic LPS) and chronic mouse models. With direct guidance of Dr. Francesca-Fang Liao focusing on this NIH-funded project; specially on miRNA21’s role in modulating glial response (e.g., both microglial and astrocytic response). The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for performing experiments proposed for this project, including mouse learning and qRT-PCR, memory behaviors, quantitative histology and. RNAseq analysis.


Good communication skills are required.


Preference will be given to candidates with one year or less postdoctoral experience with prolific experience in studying molecular and cellular mechanism of neurodegeneration; especially, background in Alzheimer’s disease, inflammation and dementia.






Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience or Neuropharmacology.


Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package ( ). Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the  University of Tennessee Health Science Center  is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an  EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.


  Postdoctoral Fellows 
Primary Location
Campus/Institute - Memphis 
 - Full-time 
Job Posting
  Oct 30, 2020, 12:02:51 PM 

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