School of Medicine

Cardiovascular Center of Excellence

Job Opportunities:



The Cardiovascular Center of Excellence in the School of Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA is seeking candidates for faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, track dependent on candidate's qualifications. Preferred candidates should have an active funded grant, the desire to participate in collaborative research projects related to cardiovascular research and teaching ability. Exceptional unfunded applicants will also be considered. Expertise in all areas of cardiovascular research will be considered, but special consideration will be given to those that complement the existing collaborative research strengths of the Center which include Heart Failure, Hypertension and Autonomic Regulation. The Cardiovascular Center of Excellence and LSUHSCNO School of Medicine provide investigators with a scientific environment conducive to research success, with state of the art Core Laboratories including Proteomics, Imaging, Cardiovascular RNA and DNA Sequencing, Flow Cytometry, and Animal Care facilities. Opportunities are available for interaction with other Centers of Excellence in Neuroscience, Alcohol Research and Cancer. Anticipated duties and responsibilities will include mentoring of graduate students/postdoctoral fellows, sustaining an exceptional research program, and participating in the broad health sciences teaching activities of the Center. The institution offers competitive startup packages and salaries.

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  • Positions are available immediately for graduate students.

                Interested applicants should contact Dr. Eric Lazartigues ( 


  • Postdoctoral Position available on NIH-funded new R01

The School of Medicine at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in New Orleans seeks applications for a postdoctoral researcher position to perform experiments related to the central nervous system in blood pressure regulation and in gene modifications leading to neuro-cardiovascular deregulation. The incumbent should have a background in molecular biology, neurophysiology, a strong interest in generating hypotheses and addressing research questions of high complexity. Work will include formulation and testing of hypotheses using tools spanning omics arrays (RNAseq, miRNA, methylation), targeting of specific neuronal networks using state-of-the-art approaches (optogenetics, chemogenetics, fiber photometry), cell culture, and data analysis. The incumbent will be trained on the responsible conduct of research and ethics in research and will be required to participate in the departmental seminar series. In addition to the technical training, the incumbent will be mentored to write scientific manuscripts and to submit grant applications.

Research interests include the molecular and physiological roles of angiotensin converting enzyme type 2 (ACE2) in neuro-cardiovascular regulation in vivo and in vitro. Dr. Lazartigues' lab uses a combination of molecular, genetic and physiological approaches including the generation of unique transgenic and knockout models, cardiovascular and neurophysiological techniques (mouse telemetry, cardiovascular function assessment, brain microinjections, microdialysis), gene therapy tools including but not limited to siRNA and viral transfection, molecular and recombinant DNA methodology, immuno- histochemistry and biochemical methods.


PhD- background in molecular biology, neurophysiology

Additional Position Information

For additional information contact ser. Eric Lazartigues at

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The LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans encourages women and minority candidates to submit applications for this position.

LSUHSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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LSUHSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.