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

Application Window

Open date: July 16th, 2021

Most recent review date: Friday, Aug 6, 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: Friday, Jul 15, 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 inviting applications for postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Jason Yuan's translational research laboratory at UC San Diego in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Yuan is the current Director of the Section of Physiology and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. His laboratory has a focus on cardiopulmonary and vascular pathobiology, ion channel electrophysiology, and the pathogenic mechanisms of pulmonary vascular disease.

Under supervision from Principal Investigator and Sponsored Project Administrator in the Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Division, the post doctoral researcher would support the translational research efforts for a variety of research projects focusing primarily on rat and mouse physiology. Responsible for independently coordinating and managing research studies, including writing and updating protocols, running cellular and molecular assays, running mouse studies, data collection and entry, trouble-shooting and problem solving. The postdoctoral researcher will assist in ensuring IACUC protocol compliance, keeping drugs up to date, monitoring animals, running physiologic studies, and maintenance of accurate and complete research notebooks and data files. The postdoctoral researcher will support in vivo experiments using intact rats/mice (e.g., measure blood pressure, heart function, lung functions and other organ functions); ex vivo experiments using isolated rat/mouse organs (e.g., isolated lung, isolated heart) or blood vessels; and isolation or preparation single cells from isolated rat/mouse organs and blood vessels.

A more in-depth summary on Dr. Yuan's laboratory can be found here.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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

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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • 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)
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The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA