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Postdoctoral Scholar - Epeldegui Lab at UCLA AIDS Institute

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Application Window

Open date: July 27, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, May 19, 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

The Epeldegui lab, which is in the UCLA AIDS Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA seeks a Post-Doctoral Scholar for a multiple year research appointment. The NIH grant funded position will work under the director of Marta Epeldegui, Ph.D., M.S., Associate Professor-in-Residence.

Dr. Epeldegui’s research focuses in the role of immune dysfunction and cancer, especially AIDS-associated B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (ARL). ARL remains a significant problem even in the era of combination anti-retroviral treatment (cART). Her research work and others have shown that B cell activation and microbial translocation precede the development of ARL, with elevated levels of biomarkers associated with B cell activation and microbial translocation seen prior to ARL diagnosis. Moreover, biomarkers of inflammation, B cell activation and microbial translocation are also associated with cancer prognosis. Her laboratory studies how inflammation, microbial translocation, viral infections and other events may lead to lymphomagenesis and pathogenesis of ARL.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree to apply. Qualified applicants can include graduate students in their last year of work toward a Ph.D. degree, who have successfully defended their thesis, or applicants who are in the first year of a postdoctoral appointment. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in immunology, molecular and cell biology and have experience with flow cytometry. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and have publications in peer-reviewed journals.

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

For more information about the position or general inquiries, please contact Dr. Marta Epeldegui at

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D., M.D. or Ph.D./M.D. degree

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (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.

  • Three Publications - Please upload three publications where applicant is author.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Contact information is only being requested at this time. Applicants will be notified prior to contacting references, only if needed as part of the final selection process.

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA