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Post Doctoral Researcher, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology

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Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Full Time, Research & Laboratory

The Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate in human physiology, with an emphasis in autonomic cardiovascular regulation. Ongoing projects include examining the effects of dietary sodium on cardiovascular and cerebrovascular function, as well as the effects of dehydration on sympathetic reactivity. The successful candidate will adopt a leadership role on several studies, and will receive training in multiple techniques including direct assessment of sympathetic outflow via microneurography. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply for independent funding and develop research projects to facilitate a successful transition to becoming an  independent scientist. There is also potential to collaborate with other extramurally funded researchers, and to be involved in studies focusing on lifestyle interventions on cardiovascular function. Expectations include: writing grants and manuscripts, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting research at regional and national meetings. The position is funded by an NIH R01 and ongoing projects are also supported by an NIH COBRE grant. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. The fellow will frequently interact with graduate students, other investigators, and research staff including laboratory coordinators, a dietitian, laboratory technicians, and research nurses. Experience performing human physiology research related to blood pressure regulation and/or vascular function is preferred. Individuals with a Ph.D. or equivalent in Kinesiology, Physiology, or relevant discipline and demonstrated research productivity are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send a cover letter detailing their research interests and career goals, CV, and names and contact information of three references to Bill Farquhar (wbf@udel.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation. The University is located in Newark, Delaware, within two hours of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. The University holds a Carnegie Research 1 designation (very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), with external funding exceeding $200 million. As a state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. The successful candidate will work at Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus, which includes the College of Health Sciences new STAR tower, a state-of-the-art 100,000 sq. ft. research facility.

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