The UCLA Immunogenetics Center, Department of Pathology, University of California, Los Angeles (www.hla.ucla.edu) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate for a translational research project in transplant immunology. The project focuses on mechanisms of ischemia reperfusion injury and transplant rejection and understanding the cross-talk between innate and adaptive immunity during ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI). The postdoctoral fellow will (1) study the role of TLR4 signaling induced by DAMPs/PAMPs released during human orthotopic liver IRI, and the subsequent activation and/or skewing of both innate and adaptive immune cells; (2) delineate the molecular pathological signature of liver IRI by transcriptome analyses of human liver transplant biopsies; as well as (3) investigate the role which allospecific memory T cells play in potentiating liver IRI. The candidate will benefit from a highly collaborative and diverse environment at the University of California Los Angeles. Applicant must be a Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D. graduate (within the past 2 years) in immunology, cell and/or molecular biology with experience in tissue culture, cellular immunology, and flow cytometry. Experience in data analysis of multidimensional data sets is a plus.
The successful candidate must have outstanding achievements in their doctoral research and possess independent research abilities and ambitious scientific goals. Please submit your cover letter, CV/resume, list of publications and names and contact information for 3 references to:
UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of faculty and staff diversity. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in the sciences.
Deadline for applications: MAY 31, 2015