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Post Doctoral Researcher in the Division of Pulmonary, Department of Medicine

Application Window

Open date: March 2nd, 2021

Last review date: Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

We are actively seeking postdoctoral fellows to make a difference in understanding mechanisms regulating lung injury and fibrosis.

We are inviting applications for postdoctoral positions for Dr. Zea Borok’s laboratory at UC San Diego in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Borok’s laboratory has a focus on understanding the biology of alveolar epithelial cells and the roles these cells play in maintaining normal alveolar homeostasis, as well as in the development of acute and chronic lung injury/fibrosis. Areas of interest include mechanisms regulating stem cell function and differentiation, as well as the role of epithelial-mesenchymal interactions in pulmonary fibrosis There is ample opportunity for academic growth, multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary collaboration, and clear pathways to independence.

UC San Diego is an equal opportunity employer with a mission to promote diversity in academics and is a renowned biomedical research institution with vast opportunities for unique collaborations within the institution as well as with neighboring institutes including Salk, Scripps, and La Jolla Institute (LJI).

About Dr. Borok’s laboratory:
Dr. Zea Borok is Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine. Her studies have led to high impact publications defining the regulation of differentiation of alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) as well as lung progenitor cells, and particularly the role of AECs in the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. A postdoctoral fellow would rapidly acquire training in novel methods to uncover mechanisms of human and mouse lung epithelial cell function and differentiation in normal maintenance and in response to lung injury and would work with in vitro, ex vivo and mouse models as well as human lung samples. Dr. Borok has a passion for mentorship and would provide a clear path for independence of the postdoctoral fellow.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a Doctorate degree or its equivalent in the project area. Appointment is dependent on academic experience, scholarly achievements, skills and knowledge.

Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral or equivalent experience, and commitment to mentoring and research training service to build equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Enthusiastic and self-driven individuals with demonstrated productivity and collaborative characteristics. Preferred experience in pulmonary biology, primary cell isolation and culture, molecular signaling and pathway analysis, and transcriptomics analysis preferred. Preferred candidate will have flexibility to accommodate experiments and grant deadlines and will be willing to learn and develop new skills.

Applicants must apply at

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Job location

La Jolla, CA