Postdoctoral Fellow (UCSF)

San Francisco, California
The annual stipend is based on NIH levels and will be supplemented by departmental support
February 08 2017
Position Type
Full Time

A Postdoctoral position is immediately available at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), in the laboratory of Matilda Chan. We are affiliated with the UCSF Department of Ophthalmology which has launched a postdoctoral fellow training program focused on mentorship, networking, and recognition. The successful applicant will be part of an NIH-funded, basic and translational research program that is focused on understanding the role of extracellular matrix proteolysis in normal and pathological corneal repair processes through the use of mouse models and the study of human tissue samples. More information on the research program can be found at:

Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D. in immunology, cell or molecular biology, or related fields. Applicants with a strong background in immunology and/or matrix biology are preferred. Prior experience with mouse models, multi-color flow cytometry, cell signaling, cell culture techniques, and confocal microscopy is desired. Responsibilities include designing/conducting experiments, collecting/analyzing data, preparing and presenting research findings at meetings, writing scientific manuscripts, and applying for fellowships/grants. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with an outstanding publication record, excellent written/verbal English communication skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently.

Interested applicants should submit (1) a cover letter outlining research accomplishments and career goals, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three references with contact information (including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address) to: Matilda Chan MD, PhD (