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Pediatrics - Post-doctoral Fellow- Sapru Lab

Position overview

Salary range: $60,000 - $71,952

Application Window

Open date: August 31, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Jan 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 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 seeking a PhD or MD/PhD for a post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Anil Sapru. Applicants need to have a PhD in fields of translational health sciences or molecular biology, with experience in high throughput omics data analysis, bioinformatics or a related field.

The laboratory of Dr. Anil Sapru focuses on the pathogenetic and prognostic significance of biological markers in children with critical illnesses. Specifically, his research work focuses on the relationship of high throughput genetic, transcriptomic and other omics biomarkers with clinical outcomes among pediatric patients suffering from a number of diseases or complications while in the intensive care unit, including acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), stress-induced hyperglycemia, transfusions and more. The ultimate goal being understanding biological mechanisms by which these biomarker relationships may inform the testing of new therapies. The Sapru Lab has successfully designed and carried out numerous studies involving high-throughput pathway-based proteomic transcriptomic and genotyping assays. Therefore, the lab is very well-versed with analytic techniques and specialized software required to analyze the data generated from these types of studies. As part of the efforts to identify biomarkers, the laboratory has collected numerous patient-derived biological samples to build large repositories and datasets to be used to answer numerous research questions. Dr. Sapru has an excellent track record of productive research mentorship for research associates, post-doctoral and medical fellows and collaborations over the last several years.

• PhD in fields of translational health sciences or molecular biology, with experience in high throughput omics data analysis, bioinformatics or a related field
• Solid understanding of common laboratory approaches to biomarker analyses and molecular biology
• Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects and quickly adapt to new tasks
• Excellent communication skills and ability to work with computational and data scientists
• Ability to work independently

• Experience in bioinformatic analyses of high throughput omics data is highly desired
• Experience in Next-Generation Sequencing desired
• Ability to maintain laboratory notebook and data in an organized manner
• Comfortable working with human pathogens and samples including blood, urine and more
• Meticulous laboratory technique
• Familiarity with nucleic acid extractions
• Sterile technique

• Independently conduct research as determined with Principal Investigator
• Writing of scientific manuscripts, abstracts and other supporting documentation
• Participate in laboratory meetings, educational sessions, specific safety training sessions
• Provide mentorship to other members of the lab
• Ensure that laboratory is up-to-date on all safety regulations
• Maintain Lab and Freezer inventories

How to Apply: Interested applicants may apply through this link:

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 23 [].
The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $71,952.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidate must have a PhD or MD/PhdD

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • 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
  • 3-5 letters of reference required


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Job location

Los Angeles, CA