Postdoctoral Scholar in Physiology

University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

United States

Postdoctoral Scholar – Bertholet Lab

Job #JPF06144
  • David Geffen School Of Medicin - PHYSIOLOGY

Recruitment Period

Open February 10th, 2021 through Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by March 31st, 2021, you will have until April 30th, 2021 to complete your application.

Position description

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.

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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

More information about this recruitment:

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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