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Postdoctoral Scholars

Position overview

Salary range: Starting Salary - $53,760

Application Window

Open date: February 3, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 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: Thursday, Feb 2, 2023 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

Research in the laboratory is at the intersection of lipid metabolism and inflammation, in the broad context of human disease ranging from atherosclerosis to neuropathic pain. We employ molecular, cellular and mouse models to study oxidized lipoproteins, cholesterol dynamics and role of lipid rafts in regulation of inflammation. A specific focus of the postdoctoral project will be on function of apoA-I binding protein (AIBP), which selectively targets cholesterol efflux in inflammarafts – clustered lipid rafts in inflamed and cholesterol-overloaded cells serving as a signaling platform for assembly of inflammatory receptor complexes. The position will be supported by grants from the NIH and provide rigorous exposure in interdisciplinary research. UCSD is a place of flourishing interdisciplinary collaborations and ranked one of the best universities in the world. Situated in a rich innovation hub of La Jolla, California, UCSD produces science among the highest cited worldwide.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Demonstrated expertise in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular research, including animal models, molecular and cellular assays, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq data analysis and high-resolution microscopy. Excellent communication skills and high level of independence, ability to craft projects and collaborate with colleagues are expected.

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)
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Job location

La Jolla, CA