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Postdoctoral Scholar_Cardiovascular Research

Application Window

Open August 25th, 2021 through Friday, Oct 22, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by October 22nd, 2021, you will have until October 25th, 2021 to complete your application.

Position description

Pearl Quijada’s lab at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology is seeking a creative, highly motivated, and team-oriented Postdoctoral Scientist to engage in cutting-edge cardiovascular research.

Successful candidates will work with a research team on the regulation of cardiac patterning by the epicardium. A major focus of the lab is to determine the role of the epicardium in both cardiac developmental and injury-induced remodeling processes. A postdoctoral position requires a PhD or MD/PhD in the area Biological Sciences or equivalent. Candidate should have previous expertise and/or interest in at least 2 of the following: management and creation of transgenic mouse models, molecular biology, mammalian primary cell culture, flow cytometry/FACS, microscopy, high-throughput sequencing technologies, and/or bioinformatics with a focus on identifying novel signaling mechanisms to mitigate injury or disease. Expertise in cardiovascular development, physiology and/or pathophysiology are desired. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills are essential. Ideal candidates should be scientifically rigorous, collaborative, and eager to learn about new fields and techniques. Postdoctoral candidates will be responsible for designing experiments, collection and organizing of data, writing manuscript and grants, and intramural/extramural presentation of scientific work.

If you are interested, please apply at by submitting your CV, three reference contacts, and a brief statement describing your research interests and experience.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    PhD or MD/PhD in the area Biological Sciences or equivalent

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • 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 required (contact information only)

Applicants will be asked to name references to complete their application, but the references will not be asked to provide letters unless the analyst requests them

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Campus Information

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA