Department of Pharmacology Employment Opportunities


San Antonio is a vibrant, multicultural city that borders the Texas Hill Country, offering museums of art and culture, diverse cuisine, ample outdoor recreation, and professional sports including arena football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer. South Texas boasts many state and national parks to be enjoyed year round under sunny skies and a pleasantly warm climate. Cost of living is very affordable, and San Antonio is an ideal place to live for those transitioning from graduate training to a career in science.


Postdoctoral Fellow Positions Available


A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Gek-Ming Sia in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Our laboratory studies the development of cortical circuits and synapses, and their involvement in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. Potential projects include following up on recent findings on the molecular players involved in language acquisition (Sia et. al., Science, 2013), and the development of novel tools to uncover additional molecular determinants of cortical circuitry formation. Projects will include the use of genetic mouse models, live cell imaging, and chemicogenetic and optogenetic manipulation of cortical circuits. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with experience in biochemical and molecular biological work.

UTHSCSA is a Tier 1 Research Institution located in northwest San Antonio, a multi-cultural city with a low cost-of-living. The university has excellent core facilities, including a world-class imaging facility with super-resolution and live animal brain imaging capabilities.

To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, contact information for 2-3 references, and a brief description of your research interests to Gek-Ming Sia, Ph.D. at

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.