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Klausner/Speich Bladder Biomechanics and Urodynamics Laboratory
Virginia Commonwealth University
The major thrust of the Klausner/Speich Bladder Biomechanics and Urodynamics Laboratory is to develop new techniques to improve the treatment of overactive bladder through the study of bladder biomechanics and the development of novel urodynamics techniques. The multidisciplinary lab combines expertise from urology, engineering and physiology and is specifically focused on developing novel metrics for acute dynamic elasticity, bladder geometry changes, spontaneous low amplitude rhythmic contractions, bladder wall micromotion and patient-reported sensation during the filling phase of both urodynamic and oral hydration studies, and using these metrics to identify subtypes of overactive bladder. They also perform basic science studies using bladder animal models to identify underlying mechanisms. Studies range from mechanical and pharmacological studies on detrusor smooth muscle strips and isolated whole bladders to in vivo animal studies to clinical urodynamics studies on urologic patients. Learn more and apply!
Preferred qualifications: PhD in engineering, biophysics, physiology, biology or other relevant field; strong writing skills; ability to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team.
John E. Speich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering College of Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam P. Klausner, M.D.
Professor & Warren Koontz Professor of Urologic Research
Director of Neuro-Urology & Voiding Dysfunction
Associate Chair of Clinical & Translational Research
Department of Surgery/Division of Urology
VCU School of Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Hyung L. Kim, MD Laboratory
The Kim Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai does basic science research in tumor immunology and cancer biomarkers. They conduct in vitro and in vivo immune assays to assess antitumor immune stimulation with a focus on CD8 and CD4FoxP3 T cells, and conduct discovery and validation studies of clinical biomarkers using RNAseq and PCR. Candidates with bioinformatics experience are preferred, but all candidates should be willing to learn new bioinformatics technics. Contact the Kim Laboratory for more information and to apply.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Postdoctoral position for an extremely motivated researcher to study the role of urinary bladder smooth muscle ion channels (K+ and TRP channels) and their regulatory mechanisms is available at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) at Memphis, TN in the Laboratory of Georgi V. Petkov, PhD.
- A PhD degree with a strong background in physiology, pharmacology, electrophysiology (patch-clamp and/or sharp microelectrodes), cell and molecular biology, bladder cystometry and experience in animal handling and rodent surgery.
- A good background in urinary bladder smooth muscle function and regulation is strongly required.
- Applicants should be very skillful in setting up, care and use of laboratory equipment and have ability to develop new and improved methodology.
- Good communication and organizational skills, and excellent knowledge of English (both oral and written) are required.
- Applicants should have demonstrated scientific productivity, have a strong publication record, be able to design and execute scientific experiments independently, write manuscripts, prepare and submit competitive fellowship applications and assist with grant writing.
- Team player spirit and a dedicated attitude toward scientific progress are an absolute must.
This position is available immediately. Please send a CV, letter of interest explaining relevant work experience, statement of research interests, career goals and contact information for 3-5 references to: Georgi V. Petkov, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Memphis, TN (E-mail: email@example.com).
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN, under the new leadership of Georgi V. Petkov, PhD, Professor and Chair, is seeking an outstanding applicant for a 12-month full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant, associate or full professor level.
Applicant requirements include:
- A strong NIH/federally-funded research program in the area of basic urological research or in an area related to the research strengths of the department, included but not limited to pharmacology, drug discovery and development, physiology, electrophysiology, ion channel research, renal (both kidney and lower urinary tract), gene therapy, epigenomics, metabolomics, nanotechnology, nanomedicine, regenerative medicine, bio-imaging, biosensors or other related disciplines.
- A PhD or equivalent degree
- The ability to maintain competitive extramural funding
- A commitment to excellence in teaching in Pharm.D. and graduate programs
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. While this is an independent faculty position, the applicant will have the opportunity to work and collaborate with Dr. Petkov, who is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in urological research related to the ion channels of the detrusor smooth muscle of the urinary bladder.
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research and teaching interests, names and contact information of three references to: Frank Park, PhD, Chair of Faculty Search Committee, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.