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Tulane University
New Orleans

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Post Doctoral Fellow

New Orleans
Open Date:
Nov 24, 2023
Close Date:
Jul 1, 2024

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral position in Department of Pharmacology at Tulane University School of Medicine to conduct NIH-funded research on assessing the role of Trpv4 channels in regulating lymphatic vascular function in health and disease. The laboratory utilizes microdissection techniques, pressure myography, and confocal microscopy to assess the function of isolated and pressurized lymphatic vessels ex vivo; and high resolution, stereo fluorescence microscopy to assess lymphatic vascular function in vivo and in situ. The selected postdoctoral research fellow will be required to have demonstrated experience working with animals (i.e., mice and rats). The postdoctoral fellow will independently conduct experiments to understand the extent to which Trpv4 channel activity contributes to the overall function/dysfunction of collecting lymphatic vessels in healthy controls, as well as in mouse models of diet-induced obesity and metabolic syndrome. Although some training will be provided, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to perform microdissection of lymphatic vessels from rodents, imaging of intracellular calcium activity, in vivo imaging of lymphatic contractile function, molecular assays (e.g., PCR, western blot, etc), and preparation of single-cell suspensions for single-cell RNA sequencing. The candidate should be able to collect, analyze, and interpret data, compose manuscripts for publication, write and submit grants, supervise and train students, help with lab maintenance and ordering of supplies, assist with teaching Medical Pharmacology Problem Based Learning, and help with animal colony management.

Applicants must have a strong background in vascular biology/physiology. Preference will be given to individuals with demonstrated experience in areas related to lymphatic biology.


1.  PhD., MD. or equivalent degree with a strong background in cardiovascular biology.

2.  Or the attainment of a terminal degree within 6 months of hire, with a strong background in cardiovascular biology.


1.     A strong and demonstrated background in vascular physiology/biology. Applicants with previous experience in lymphatic biology are particularly encouraged to apply.

2.     Prior laboratory research experience in ex vivo vascular studies using isolated blood/lymphatic vessels using pressure myography, and in situ or in vivo imaging in rodent models.

3.     Prior experience with data analysis and interpretation, including working with single-cell RNA sequencing datasets.

4.     Preference will be given to individuals with demonstrated experience in areas related to lymphatic biology.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply in Interfolio and provide the following materials for submission:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact Reference

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email


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