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Postdoctoral Scholar in Translational Vestibular Neurobiology

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Application Window

Open date: June 3, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Apr 30, 2023 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, Jun 30, 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

We are enthusiastically recruiting postdoctoral scholars dedicated to investigating the cellular and electrophysiologic bases of dynamic sensory coding and hypofunction by vestibular epithelia in the laboratory of Dr. Larry Hoffman, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Vestibular Neuroscience Laboratory at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. This work is highly translational and harbors many opportunities for developing new strategies for investigating peripheral sensory neurobiology and neurorehabilitation.

The principal responsibilities associated with this position include investigating the cellular substrates of dynamic sensory coding and hypofunction. The strategies associated with this approach include immunohistochemistry, tract-tracing, high-resolution quantitative imaging, and behavioral analyses. We are seeking to incorporate contemporary methods of transcriptional analyses. The translational experimental design will integrate behavioral analyses with cellular and electrophysiologic analyses. The opportunities exist to become expert in super-resolution confocal imaging and electron microscopy.

Applicant must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent to apply. Relevant experience should include one or more of the following: sensory systems neuroscience, immunohistochemistry, light and electron microscopy, image analysis, and/or neurosensory behavioral recording and analyses.

This position is available for start dates commencing on/after 1 June 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience, but conform to the salary scale of the US National Institutes of Health for postdoctoral scholars. UCLA adheres to collective bargaining agreements for postdoctoral scholars.

Interested candidates can apply online through the UC Recruit system located at:

For more information about the position or general inquiries, please contact Dr. Larry Hoffman at

Applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. degree or equivalent

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • 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

References are not needed as part of the initial application.

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Campus Information

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Job location

Los Angeles