The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine with approximately 171 Faculty, 50 post-doctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) along with over 300 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department has 57 clinical residents and fellows distributed across the Divisions. The missions of research, education, and patient care are intertwined and are integral to the goals of the department.
The Department's 18 divisions include Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development & Community Health; Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology; Cardiology; Dermatology; Dysmorphology; Emergency Medicine; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Genetics; Genome Information Sciences; Hospital Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Neonatology; Nephrology; Pharmacology & Drug Discovery; Rehabilitation Medicine; and Respiratory Medicine.
This affiliation has consolidated the clinical, teaching, research, and public service programs of the UCSD School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics with San Diego's only health care system dedicated to the health and well-being of children. In 2009, this partnership was furthered by the creation of Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, a Medical Foundation, and is now recognized as having global leaders in research, technology, translational medicine, education, and clinical excellence.
This postdoctoral fellowship position focus on the study of the role of macrophages in tissue repair. The laboratory uses a combination of flow cytometry analysis, RNAseq, immunofluorescence, and in vitro assays to characterize macrophage subpopulations involved in the rescue of degenerative tissues after transplantation of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells in murine models of genetic disorders.
Required Qualifications - The candidate should be highly self-motivated, with strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently, has an MD and/or PhD, with a strong background in immunology, cell and molecular biology.
Prefered Qualification - Experience with mice, kidney structure, FACS and/or RNAseq are preferred.
Salary - Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience.
Appointment Length/Period - six months, one year, two years, with the possibility for extension.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, their CV, and at least two names of potential referees.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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