Postdoctoral Fellow - Neurophysiology (2 positions)

May 14, 2019
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Neurophysiology (2 positions)
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 20512
Application Materials

Apply using the online application. Please be prepared to upload copies of published manuscripts and current CV/resume.

Job Description

Postdoctoral research positions are available immediately in the neurophysiology laboratory of Dr. David D. Kline, Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Missouri. The laboratory is housed within the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. Our laboratory ( focuses on the integration, plasticity and adaptation of sensory reflexes into the brainstem and neuronal communication within the brain in health and disease. NIH-funded projects include investigation of synaptic transmission in the brainstem, communication between the brainstem and forebrain, and neural-glia interactions. Individuals will have the opportunity to utilize a range of state-of-the-art approaches including: brain slice and isolated cell electrophysiology (patch clamp), immunohistochemistry, real time RT-PCR, imaging, immunoblots and microinjection studies. The ideal applicant will have expertise in neurophysiology using one or more of these approaches with experience specifically in brain slice electrophysiology preferred and an interest in central autonomic and/or respiratory regulation. Selected individuals will join a highly interactive group of NIH-funded investigators with independent research programs studying neural control of the cardiorespiratory system.


PhD in neuroscience, MD or comparable doctoral degree; prior training in neuroscience, cardiovascular and/or respiratory regulation is highly desirable.

Salary Range

Salary commensurate with experience and NIH guidelines.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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