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Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Digestive Diseases 2020-21

Application Window

Open date: December 3rd, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Dec 21, 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 Stress-Neurogastroenterology lab in the Division of Digestive Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is seeking a highly skilled, motivated, and energetic post-doctoral fellow to conduct study addressing disease-focused research in colon-bladder cross-sensitization. Qualified candidates should have knowledge in the autonomic nervous system of the pelvic organs, pre-clinical models of colon/bladder inflammation, pain functional assessment and have experience in several (but not all) of the following areas: electrophysiology, immunohisto-chemistry, microscopy, molecular biology.

The qualified applicant should have a doctoral degree in biomedical science (PhD, DVM or MD/PhD), a strong interest in pre-clinical and translational research, data presentations, and publications. The candidate must be enthusiastic, have strong written and oral communication skills, be highly motivated, intellectually creative, able to work independently, and function well as part of a team.

The position will offer excellent opportunity to advance career path and to obtain training in new methodological approaches. The study will involve functional assays of pelvic organs, state-of-the art methods to assess function, neuromodulation and anatomical profiling of neuronal circuits in the spinal cord/DRGs. Candidates will be expected to contribute to ongoing projects and expand novel independent research projects in a collaborative research environment.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Detailing research interests and career goals

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate‚Äôs 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 required (contact information only)

Job location

Los Angeles, CA