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Calcium Signaling and Regulation of Cell Function

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

Postdoctoral position is currently available in the Secretory Physiology Section, NIDCR, NIH, to study the molecular mechanisms underlying calcium signaling. Our studies strive to elucidate the mechanisms underlying calcium signaling in exocrine gland cells and to determine their contribution to cell function, dysfunction, and disease. Ongoing studies in the laboratory address the role of plasma membrane calcium entry mechanisms, involving Orai1/STIM1 and TRP channels, as well as intracellular calcium channels, such as IP3Rs in the endoplasmic reticulum, as well as mitochondrial calcium uniporter in salivary gland function and damage caused by radiation and autoimmune disease. The lab offers a highly-collaborative training environment for young scientists, with cutting-edge resources, microscopes and expertise.


Applicants should have less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience, with good oral and written communication skills and a strong background in physiology and biochemistry. Expertise in cellular imaging, molecular biology, and various biochemistry techniques are required. Additional experience in calcium signaling, working with animal models, and electrophysiology are highly desirable. 

The salary and benefits are as per NIH regulations commensurate with experience

To Apply:

If interested, please send an email with details of research experience and technical expertise, together with a complete CV and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Indu Ambudkar (


This position is subject to a background investigation. 
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