Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Cardiovascular Biology at University of California San Diego
Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Cardiovascular Biology to Define Mechanisms and Therapeutics Underlying Genetic-Based Cardiomyopathy at the University of California San Diego.
The laboratory’s research interests are on understanding the molecular basis of genetic based cardiomyopathies, which are prevalent in athletes who exhibit sudden death. Postdoctoral position will seek to exploit genetically engineered mouse models and human induced pluripotent stem cells, state-of-the-art miniaturized physiological technology and range of molecular (including genome editing techniques, yeast-two-hybrid) and cell biology techniques (interdisciplinary approaches) to uncover novel regulators of the disease (see recent publication from Liang Y et al., J Clin Invest, 2021). The laboratory also has a translational arm to design and test strategies for rescuing cardiomyopathies using gene therapy approaches for in-man applications with active industry partnerships to move these approaches to ARVC patient populations. The Sheikh lab is currently funded by NIH/NHLBI and Department of Defense as well as industry grants.
The UC San Diego Cardiovascular Medicine Division is renowned for the success in training young investigators, as exemplified by the excellent training records of the faculty members. UC
San Diego is a world-class research university. UC San Diego Health Sciences is a multi-billion dollar organization encompassing 18 academic departments, 3 professional schools (School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wertheim School of Public Health) 2 hospital, and numerous programs dedicated toward fulfilling the Health Sciences education, research, and clinical missions.
Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent degree, with background in molecular biology, genetics, pathophysiology, or related science. Strong expertise in cell biology, cardiac physiology and/or use genetic model systems (mouse and human stem cell) is preferred.
Salary/Benefits: The UC San Diego postdoctoral salary scale, is above NIH stipend levels. Salary is offered according to institutional guidelines based on experience. Full benefits are described in detail at: https://postdoc.ucsd.edu/postdocs/appointment-guidelines.html.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, letter of interest and 3 references to Dr. Farah Sheikh (email@example.com).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.