Postdoctoral Scholar Bertholet Lab

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Postdoctoral Scholar Bertholet Lab
University of California Los Angeles



Requisition Number: JPF06144


The Bertholet Lab is seeking a Molecular Biologist or Biophysicist Postdoctoral Scholar

Applications are sought for a full-time postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary research team in the laboratory of Dr. Ambre Bertholet's Lab in the UCLA Department of Physiology, School of Medicine. The focus of the Bertholet Lab is on the molecular mechanisms responsible for mitochondrial energy distribution, with a particular interest in mitochondrial thermogenesis.

By employing the novel mitochondrial patch-clamp assay combined with modern cellular and molecular techniques, the Bertholet Lab will provide new insights into the mechanisms that control mitochondrial bioenergetics for therapeutic purposes. Projects may include but are not limited to interrogating mechanisms of mitochondrial thermogenesis in brown and beige fat, understanding mitochondrial energy distribution in non-adipose tissues such as heart and liver, and discovering new tools to control mitochondrial functioning.

A successful candidate(s) will have the following qualifications:

  • PhD in a Biological or Physics Discipline
  • Ability to work in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment
  • Desire to conduct cutting-edge mitochondrial biology research
  • Motivation to become proficient in electrophysiology, mitochondria, cell metabolism, proximity-labeling mass spectrometry approach (if not already competent in these areas).

    To apply please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and provide names and contact information for three references. Start date is flexible.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

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    Required Documents (CV, Cover Letter, References)
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • 3 Reference Contact Only

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Ph.D.

    Additional Qualifications:
  • Electophysiology
  • Molecular Biology

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • First-author publication


    To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06144


    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 complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction


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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/11/2021
    Application Due: 2/11/2033
    Work Type: Full Time
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