Interdisciplinary postdoctoral training in cardiovascular and perinatal biology

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics at the University of Florida (MD, PhD or DVM). The University of Florida is an internationally recognized center for the study of Reproductive and Perinatal Biology ( The current position is funded for at least 2 years underwritten by a NIH PO1 grant. One focus is on cardiovascular and renal adaptations to pregnancy, the reproductive hormones involved, as well as their vascular mechanisms of action. Another is the investigation of endometrial, placental, and trophoblast biology. The goal is to understand the physiologic processes underlying normal pregnancy adaptations and their dysregulation occurring in obstetrical diseases such as preeclampsia. Another goal is to harness the new knowledge gained from these investigations, in order to devise mechanistic-based preventative, therapeutic and curative measures for these obstetrical diseases. A final aim is to apply the “lessons learned from pregnancy” to further understanding and the treatment of cardiovascular disease in the non-pregnant population (e.g., heart failure). The lab is involved in fundamental, preclinical, and clinical research. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have previous training in cell and molecular, vascular and/or whole animal biology. Salary is set at the NIH postdoctoral fellowship stipend levels with fringe benefits including health insurance. Please send curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact details for 3 references to: Kirk P. Conrad, MD, Professor, Departments of Physiology and Functional Genomics, and of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1600 SW Archer Road, M552, PO Box 100274, Gainesville, FL 32610-0274. Email UF is an Equal Opportunity Institution.