Postdoctoral Fellow - Chronic Stress-Induced Hypertension Research

University of Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 22, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

This is a postdoctoral fellow position in the lab of Dr. De-Pei Li in the Department of Medicine, Center for Precision Medicine. Dr. Li’s research focus is neural mechanisms involved in cardiovascular diseases and chronic stress. Identifying cellular and synaptic mechanisms involved in cardiovascular diseases and chronic stress-related neurological disorders are critical for developing novel therapeutics to treat these diseases. The ongoing projects in the lab are to explore the role of neuroendocrine dysfunction in hypertension and other brain disorders. Dr. Li and his team use multiple experimental approaches including electrophysiology, molecular biology, and transgenics in the research projects. The postdoctoral fellow on Dr. Li’s team will actively contribute to the ongoing research activities in the lab involving neural mechanisms underlying chronic stress-induced hypertension. Examples of research responsibilities include electrophysiological recording in brain slices, performing stress procedures, immunostaining, and behavioral testing. The postdoctoral fellow in this position will gain hands on experience in lab safety, research procedures, and the administrative aspects of research.

The position is supported by the MU Research Excellence Postdoc Program (REP) which is aimed to support faculty and postdoctoral scholars to successfully pursue major external funding. In addition to the cutting-edge research, multiple professional development activities will be provided by the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Education and the Research & Grant Development Specialist. The REP offers a competitive salary plus fringe benefits.


PhD or MD

Application Materials

• Cover letter expressing interest in the position
• Detailed CV
• Research statement (up to 3 pages)
• Abstract or full length of the Doctoral dissertation
• Writing sample (up to 40 pages in length)
• A List of 3 references

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

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Vaccination Statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

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