Postdoctoral Scholar - Physiology University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF08896
Applications are sought for a full-time Postdoctoral Scholar position. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary research team in the laboratory of Dr. Chuchu Zhang's Lab in the UCLA Department of Physiology. The focus of the Zhang Lab is on elucidating the neural mechanisms of internal sensations, with a focus on the molecular and neural coding of nausea or gut-brain connection.
The Zhang Lab works extensively with mice genetics, in vivo and in vitro neural imaging, electrophysiology, viral tracing, animal behaviors, single-cell RNA-sequencing and non-model organisms. The ideal candidate will have an interest in pursuing a project in these biological focus areas, will be motivated to learn and implement a variety of cutting-edge experimental techniques, and will be excited to work with and develop teams within the lab. Projects may include but are not limited to interrogating the neural types that mediate peripheral detection of nausea cues in the gut, identifying the molecular basis (i.e. receptors) for detecting nausea cues, and examining nausea mechanisms in clinically relevant nausea conditions such as food allergy, food poisoning, cancer radiotherapy, and pregnancy. Dr. Zhang is committed to providing all members of the lab with scientific training and mentorship to help them pursue their career goals.
A successful candidate(s) will have the following qualifications: 1) PhD in a biological discipline, including but not limited to neuroscience, cell biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry. 2) Ability to work in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment 3) Desire to conduct cutting-edge neurobiology or physiology research 4) Motivation to become proficient in experimental approaches
Requirements to apply: 1) Cover letter 2) Curriculum vitae 3) 2 references (name and contact information)
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.