Investigating the nexus of development, environment and physiology



Post-doctoral position

A Post-Doctoral research position is available in the developmental physiology laboratory of Warren Burggren, part of the Developmental Integrative Biology Research Group in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, USA. UNT is a research university with more than 37,000 students located just North of the major metropolis of Dallas and Ft. Worth, and just 30 miles from the Dallas-Ft.Worth Airport.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

To carry out independent, original research on epigenetic inheritance of modified cardiovascular physiological phenotypes in fishes, with subsequent analysis and publication of data. The specific NSF-sponsored project involves investigation of both the phenomenon of, and molecular mechanisms for, physiological epigenetic inheritance.

Minimun Qualifications:

Individual must have a PhD in Biological Sciences, or closely related field. The following skills are a requirement: Physiological measurements; Surgical experience; Experience with basic molecular techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:

The following additional skills are desirable: Fish husbandry, blood and organs sampling, knowledge of experimental manipulations of fish embryos, staining/immunostaining of cells (e.g. cardiomyocytes) and embryos/larvae of fish, molecular analysis of factors modifying gene expression (e.g. DNA methylation, histone modification, microRNAs).

Interested individuals should send the following information to Warren Burggren (, placing “Post-Doctoral Position Applicant” in the Subject line.

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