Job Opportunities:

  • Positions are available for motivated graduate students.

Fall 2018: A fully-funded position is available immediately on a collaborative NIH R01 project to study the impact of chronic nicotine inhalation on the homeostasis of the renin-angiotensin system and the development of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. A multidisciplinary approach will be employed combining state-of-the-art nicotine delivery system, cardiac function tests (echocardiogram, pressure-volume recording), pulmonary function measurement (whole-body plethysmography, FlexiVent), and blood pressure monitoring (mouse telemetry). In addition, transgenic and knockout mouse models will be employed to dissect the molecular mechanisms of how chronic nicotine inhalation alters components of the renin-angiotensin system and predisposes nicotine users to cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases.

                Interested applicants should contact Dr. Eric Lazartigues ( 

  • RA-1 Position available immediately (Fall 2018).

A Research Associate 1 (RA1) position is available for a project between the Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in New Orleans. Collaborative research projects in the labs of Dr. Yue, Dr. Gardner and Dr. Lazartigues use an integrative approach to examine the cardiac, pulmonary vascular and autonomic dysfunctions associated with inhaled nicotine. The successful candidate will have experience with some or all of the following: small animal handling, cell culture, molecular biology, Western blotting, PCR, immunohistochemistry and general laboratory assays. The position requires a high level of organization, reliability, flexible hours, intrinsic motivation, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Applicants should use the following link to send their CV and the name of 3 references, in one document: