Program DirectorSuzanne Oparil, M.D. Program Director (T32HL007457, Mechanisms of Hypertension and Cardiovascular Diseases), Professor of Medicine, Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, and Director, UAB Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease Mailing address: UAB Hypertension Program 703 19th Street South, ZRB 1034, Birmingham, AL 35294-0007 Telephone: (205) 934-2580 Fax: (205) 975-5119  E-mail: soparil@uab.edu

 Postdoctoral Positions Available

Postdoctoral positions funded through an NRSA training grant are currently available to MD and PhD prepared trainees for careers in clinical and translational, and fundamental research in hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, including obesity and metabolic diseases (diabetes).

Opportunities are available in clinical and translational research in the pathophysiology and treatment of hypertension, diabetes, and obesity and in fundamental research in cell signaling, including mechanosensing and mechanosignal transduction; molecular and cellular mechanisms of angiogenesis and vascular response to injury; vasoactive peptides in systemic and pulmonary hypertension; CNS regulation of blood pressure; molecular pathogenesis of cardiac hypertrophy, cardiac failure, arrhythmia and sudden death; pathophysiology and treatment of clinical hypertension, free radicals, oxidative injury and antioxidants in cardiopulmonary diseases; and molecular genetics of hypertension.

Application Requirements : The candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Candidate must have a M.D. or Ph.D. with an interest in cardiovascular diseases. The position is available for one year with the expectation of renewal pending program director and postdoc's mentor recommendation. Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to a research career. Individuals are invited to send a current CV, a letter indicating an interest and describing research accomplishments and plans, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Suzanne Oparil,E-mail: soparil@uab.edu.

Funding Available : Amount of award is dependent upon applicant's experience and follows the NIH guidelines.

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