Postdoctoral Training

Eva Rodriguez-Cruz

The department provides training for select individuals who have demonstrated promise for productive research at the graduate student and postdoctoral level in pharmacology, neuroscience, obesity and diabetes and vascular biology and hypertension.  Candidates for the position must have recently completed their PhD or MD degree.  Applicants can also access the research programs of individual faculty, select an appropriate faculty member, and submit a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae and names of references.  Openings are advertised individually as they become available.

There are currently 23 postdoctoral scholars in the Department of Pharmacology.  Each postdoctorate plays an important role in the research of this department by completing projects in the laboratory, publishing results of their research, with their mentor, in highly regarded scientific journals, participating in departmental workshops, and attending weekly seminars.  Postdoctorates are encouraged to apply for grants or special fellowships that support their area of research.

Previous postdoctorates that have studied in this department have gone on to hold positions at institutions such as the California Institute for Biomedical Research, University of Utah, University of California, San Diego, University of Washington, Kansas City University, and Eli Lilly and Company.