University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Closing date
Jul 17, 2033

Job Details

University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF06692

The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, in tandem with the Division of Molecular Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Position. The laboratory is located within CHS under the direction of Dr. Hua Linda Cai, MD, PhD addressing topics related to cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic research.


Appointee must possess a recent doctorate degree, in the field of biomedical sciences or related disciplines.

Previous training and experiences in the following research areas are preferred: 1) mechanistic studies of hypertension and pulmonary hypertension, aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections, diabetic vascular complications, dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis; 2) mechanistic studies of metabolic pathways regulating adipogenesis, mitochondrial function, and skeletal muscle function; mechanistic studies of obesity and metabolic syndrome; 3) mechanistic studies of ion channel regulations and other pathways of arrhymogenesis using animal models and in vitro techniques, especially relevant to studies of atrial fibrillation; 4) mechanistic studies of cardiac injury and remodeling (myocardial infarction and heart failure) in response to various insults including ischemia reperfusion injury (I/R) and pressure overload; proficiency in ex vivo and in vivo I/R and Transverse Aortic Constriction (TAC) models in mice; 5) mechanistic studies of angiogenesis and wound healing (in diabetic environment and in general); 6) mechanistic studies of sepsis and related organ injuries including that of heart and lung; 7) mechanistic studies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and COVID-19; 8) mechanistic studies of mechano-transduction in the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

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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,



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UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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