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Postdoctoral Positions in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Salary range: Salary will follow standards for a postdoctoral researcher.

Application Window

Open February 23, 2023 through Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Postdoctoral positions are available in the lab of Dr. Neil Lin at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), located in the Bioengineering Department and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. In close collaboration with Dr. Jimmy Hu’s lab at UCLA, we are developing AI-informed therapy for mesenchymal stromal cell rejuvenation. Cell rejuvenation, while achievable in principle, involves the orchestration of multiple interlinked and complex pathways that regulate DNA damage repair, organelle functions, autophagy, and oxidative stress. Postdoctoral fellows will work on interdisciplinary projects within a highly collaborative environment to identify optimal combinations of small molecules and signaling ligands (e.g., growth factors and inhibitors) that synergistically promote cell rejuvenation. Using multiomics, candidates will decipher the aging trajectory of mesenchymal stromal cells and gain mechanistic insights for designing novel rejuvenating strategies. This project will equip the candidate with skills in computational biology, bioinformatics, and stem cell biology.

Highly motivated and creative candidates with a PhD or MD in life sciences, bioengineering, or equivalent fields are encouraged to apply. The candidates should have experiences in cell biology or tissue engineering. Being knowledgeable in computational biology or genomic studies is a plus.

To apply, candidates must submit (a) a cover letter, (b) names and contact information of three references, and (c) a CV. Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit website at Review of applications will begin upon receiving and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should also submit those materials to Dr. Neil Lin ( and Dr. Jimmy Hu ( Promising candidates will be invited for interviews and a presentation. Funding for this position is available immediately, but start time is flexible.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or equivalent in engineering or a closely related discipline at date of hire.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-6 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