Research Scientist, School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Institute

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
21 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Research scientist position available in the laboratory of Dr. Richard D. Wainford at the School of Medicine and Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Wainford's NIH funded studies are focused on 1) the role of PVN G-alpha subunit signaling pathways in the regulation of sympathetic outflow and blood pressure and 2) the sympathetic nervous system regulation of renal sodium homeostasis and blood pressure. He is currently studying the mechanisms underlying PVN neuronal activation and the signaling pathways activated by the sympathetic nervous system that influence renal sodium reabsorption in models of salt sensitive hypertension. Dr. Wainford’s laboratory employs a state-of-the-art "molecular to whole animal" approach in his research program.

Required Skills

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Physiology, Molecular Biology, or a related field. Prior experience in brain microinjection, the neural control of blood pressure, or renal physiology is preferred. Candidates should be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and show excellent critical thinking, scholarly ability and communication skills.

Interested applicants should provide a resume and cover letter to Dr. Richard Wainford at

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type