Skip to main content

Postdoctoral Scholar - Interventional Translational Research Laboratory - Kaneko Lab

Position overview

Salary range: $70,000/year - $80,000/year, depending on level of postdoctoral experience.

Application Window

Open date: April 9, 2024

Next review date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Oct 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

Dr. Kaneko's lab, the Interventional Translational Research Laboratory at UCLA is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to explore intracranial artery disease and flow dynamics. Our team uses a multidisciplinary approach, including in vitro cell culture, animal models, and analysis of human samples. The successful scientist will collaborate with the principal investigator and other team members to develop research plans, execute experiments, analyze data and lead projects in vascular biology, focusing on high-resolution gene expression profiling techniques.


  • Collaborate with the PI and team members to develop research plans, experimental designs, and data collection methods, and contribute to the overall goals of the lab.
  • Collaborate within and outside the lab.
  • Conduct innovative research in vascular biology, specifically targeting intracranial artery disease.
  • Utilize techniques like western blotting, qPCR, immunostaining, and scanning, gene expression profiling, alongside bioinformatics analysis for data interpretation.
  • Maintain accurate and organized records of experimental procedures, data, and analyses.
  • Prepare research reports, scientific papers, and presentations summarizing findings, methodologies, and conclusions for publication and conferences.
  • Write and review research grant proposals to secure funding for the project.
  • Presenting findings at domestic and international conferences.

About UCLA Health: For the 34th consecutive year, UCLA Health hospitals were named to the U.S. News & World Report national honor roll of best hospitals. This distinction was reserved for only 22 hospitals among more than 4500 evaluated across 15 specialties and 21 common procedures and conditions. UCLA Health was designated “high-performing” relative to other hospitals in treating patients 65 and older in 21 common procedures and conditions. Among them are various cancers, hip and knee replacement, heart attack and bypass surgery, stroke and diabetes.

Cultural North Star. The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

MD or Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Systems Biology, Neuroscience, Bioinformatics, Genetics or a related field

Preferred qualifications
  • Extensive wet lab experience, including molecular biology techniques.
  • Strong background in vascular systems and experience with vascular model setup and in vivo experimental procedures.
  • Experience in analyzing data from high-resolution gene expression profiling techniques, including RNAseq, single-cell RNAseq, and spatial transcriptomics.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, and build productive working relationships.
  • Proficiency in relevant research methodologies, laboratory techniques, and data analysis/programming software.
  • Experience in cell culturing/encapsulation and pathological study techniques.
  • Familiarity with experimental animal models and understanding of clinical trial protocols and ethical guidelines for animal research.

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 EDI Statement FAQ document.

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

References may be contacted to verify experience.

Apply link:

Help contact:

About UCLA

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit

Job location

Los Angeles, CA