Santana Lab

Positions Available

LogoWe are recruiting scientists for two NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow positions. The selected candidates are expected to start working in the lab this summer. Our laboratory studies the mechanisms regulating excitation-contraction coupling in vascular and cardiac muscle. Our approach to research is highly-integrative and multi-scale. The techniques we use to study cells, organs, and whole-animal physiology include super resolution nanoscopy, confocal, total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy, and multi-photon microscopy as well as electrophysiology, telemetry, and mathematical modeling. We also use optogenetic tools to control cardiac and vascular function with light. One of the postdoctoral fellows will use these approaches to work primarily on cardiac muscle and the other on arterial smooth muscle; there will be many opportunities for experimentation in both muscle types.

We have an outstanding record training academic and industry scientists. A list of recent trainees and their current positions can be found here.

We pride ourselves for promoting a healthy work-life balance that is critical for creative scientific work. Davis is perfect for this, as it is a fun, family friendly city nestled near Sacramento, northern California wine country (Napa and Sonoma), San Francisco, and Lake Tahoe.

The Santana lab is in the Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology of UC Davis’ School of Medicine and is affiliated with the Cardiovascular Research Institute. UC Davis has outstanding core facilities and resources.

We are seeking a creative, independent, and collaborative scientist. The applicant should possess a PhD, MD, or equivalent. Preferred qualifications include experience in physiology and electrophysiology. Interested applicants should send an email with a curriculum vitae to: