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Application Window

Open date: November 16th, 2020

Last review date: Thursday, Dec 17, 2020 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: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 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

The laboratory of Dr. Schwingshackl in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care (UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine) is searching for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to study the role of stretch-activated ion channels in the development of Acute Lung Injury (ALI) and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).
The ideal candidate should have a combined interest in ion channel physiology, molecular biology, and in vivo lung injury models. The project will provide training and mentorship in electrophysiological, genetic, pharmacologic, and immunofluorescence imaging techniques, as well as in vivo models of ALI/ARDS.
The Schwingshackl laboratory closely collaborates with Dr. Riccardo Olcese’s group in the Division of Molecular Medicine (UCLA, Anesthesiology). Dr. Olcese will co- supervise the candidate in the electrophysiology aspects of the project, whereas Dr. Schwingshackl will provide primary mentorship for the molecular biology and in vivo lung injury studies.
Applicants should have (i) prior experience in voltage-clamp electrophysiology, (ii) a first author peer-reviewed publication, and (iii) excellent English oral and writing skills.
Highly motivated Ph.D. and M.D. graduates please email a detailed CV with bibliography, the names of three referees, and a short (1/2 page) paragraph outlining research interests and career goals to Dr. Schwingshackl (

Interested applicants may apply through this link:

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Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required