Research Associate, Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has a Research Associate position available in the area of neuro-stimulation for a national collaboration with Galvani bioelectronics. Successful candidates will have at least 1 year experience in nerve recording and stimulation in rodents and a significant track record of publications in the field.

The responsibilities for this position include conducting a collaborative research project investigating the cardiovascular effects evoked by direct electrical activation of the baroreceptor afferent neurons in anesthetized and conscious rodent models of hypertension. A second research project will be dedicated to understanding the role of the renal afferents in central modulation of upper airway pressure and respiration and the ability to specifically target these neural pathways to alleviate or reverse apnea symptoms in a rodent model of sleep apnea. Candidate will possess an exceptional work ethic and be expected to independently and proficiently complete experiments and data analysis. Coordinate collaborations locally, nationally and internationally. Present research results at national and international conferences. Write research papers and reviews.

The Candidate will have technical skills in 1) neurophysiological recording and stimulation in anesthetized and conscious rats; 2) conscious telemetric recording of blood pressure and ECG in rats and 3) in vivo recording of blood pressure, blood flow, ECG, diaphragmatic EMG activity, upper airway pressure, airway flow and pressure in anesthetized rats.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to

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