Positions Available

The laboratories of GWIN investigators offer opportunities for Post-doctoral training for Ph.D. level scientists as well as a variety of career paths for those interested in working as a research technician. These opportunities, and links for pursuing initial contacts and interviews are provided below.

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Positions Available

Marvar Laboratory - Postdoctoral Fellow

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available for a highly motivated individual in The George Washington University Institute for Neuroscience and Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. The position is in an integrative physiology/immunology and behavioral neurosciences laboratory focused on further understanding how environmental factors such as stress and anxiety related disorders such as PTSD contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) and cardiovascular disease development. The laboratory is interested in the brain neurocircuitry involved in the autonomic control of blood pressure and neuroimmune mediated mechanisms involved in the development hypertension and cardiovascular related disease. We have a particular interest in the renin angiotensin system and its role in the development of cardiovascular and anxiety related diseases. The laboratory utilizes a variety of novel transgenic mouse models and state of the art cardiovascular, behavioral and immunological interdisciplinary approaches.

We seek an individual with a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences with strong background and expertise in the related field of cardiovascular physiology/immunology/behavioral neurosciences. Expertise in whole animal physiology, immunology, including flow cytometry, animal behavior and surgery are highly desirable. Expertise with basic techniques utilizing DNA, RNA, protein, tissue/cell culture and immunostaining/histology are also desired. The successful applicant duties will include but are not limited to organizing and implementing research plans, the development of new methods, testing, data collection, analysis, interpretation of data, writing grant proposals and preparing manuscripts for publication. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and applying for career development awards. The candidate will be expected to possess excellent communication skills and present their research findings on a regular basis to both peers within the department and at national and international meetings.

Please provide a cover letter with a brief description of your current research, CV and contact information for 3 references to pmarvar@gwu.edu

Paul Marvar Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences