NIH-funded Postdoctoral Position in Cardiovascular Ion Channel Physiology – Dixon Lab at UC Davis

An NIH-funded post-doctoral position in cardiovascular ion channel physiology and aging research is available in the Dixon Lab in the Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology at UC Davis. We are recruiting a highly motivated, creative, and collaborative scientist to join our research group.

Our lab studies how cardiac ion channel function and trafficking is altered in the aged myocardium, with a particular emphasis on L-type calcium channels and their regulation by G-protein coupled receptor signaling pathways. To study the function and dynamic distribution of ion channels, we use patch clamp electrophysiology, and multiple advanced imaging modalities including TIRF, confocal and state-of-the-art super-resolution technologies. In parallel studies, we use molecular biology and biochemical approaches including cloning, cell culture, Western blot, protein purification, and mass spectrometry.

Successful candidates will enjoy a supportive, diverse, and stimulating laboratory environment with cutting-edge instrumentation and facilities, and a strong culture of training and mentorship.

Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D., or M.D. degree and should have a demonstrated background in cardiovascular physiology and/or cellular biology of ion channels and signaling molecules. Previous experience in at least one of the following is essential: enzymatic isolation of primary ventricular myocytes, cell biology and ion channel/protein trafficking, patch clamp electrophysiology, calcium imaging, and fluorescence microscopy.


Minimum Requirements:

  • M.D. or Ph.D. in Physiology, Pharmacology, Biophysics, Biochemistry or related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in at least one of the following areas: patch clamp electrophysiology, advanced microscopy and imaging
  • Team player and problem-solver who can communicate effectively and work both independently and in collaboration with the PI and other lab members



Interested candidates should send their CV/biosketch and the name and email of three qualified references to the PI, Dr. Rose Dixon, via email

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Posting date: May 13, 2019