Postdoctoral Fellow

Los Angeles, California
Salary commensurate with experience
May 07 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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Postdoctoral Fellow

The UCLA Immunology, Inflammation, Infectious Disease, and Transplantation (I3T) Research Theme at the David Geffen School of Medicine announces an open recruitment for fully funded postdoctoral positions. Candidates must hold a PhD or obtain a PhD in the near future, and should have experience in Immunology as well as a strong publication record with high impact articles, including at least one first authorship. Demonstrable experience with in vivo mouse models of disease and mouse husbandry are preferred. Experience with flow cytometry and sequencing analysis are both major pluses. Candidates who have excellent communication and multi-tasking skills, are team-oriented, self-motivated, honest, critical, and open-minded are preferred. Initial appointments are for one year, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  1. PhD and expertise in immunology
  2. First author publication in peer-reviewed journal (or in press)
  3. Strong written and oral English communication skills
  4. Previous experiences in mouse models of disease and animal husbandry
  5. Three reference letters, which must include your PhD advisor


UCLA is one of the top-ranked universities in the country with a highly dynamic scientific environment. The campus is located in the vibrant neighborhood of Westwood, near the Santa Monica area in Los Angeles. 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. Full-time employment includes a competitive salary and benefits package through UCLA.

Current Funded Positions

O’Sullivan Lab: The O’Sullivan lab is interested in the mechanisms that regulate innate lymphoid cell (ILC) activation and memory formation during viral infection, obesity, and cancer (Weizman et al. Cell 2017; O’Sullivan et al., Immunity 2016; O’Sullivan et al., Immunity 2015). Projects will focus on metabolic and neuroendocrine regulatory signals using state-of-the-art in vivo cellular and molecular biology techniques.

Su Lab: The Su lab uses a translational approach to delineate mechanisms of autoimmune disease. We are interested in understanding the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that control immune regulation. The lab studies monogenic autoimmunity syndromes like Autoimmune Polyendocrinopathy Syndrome Type 1 (APS1 or APECED) to understand how genetic lesions can break self-tolerance.  We have also identified UTX (KDM6a) as an epigenetic regulator that is deficient in Turner Syndrome and underlies immune dysregulation in this condition. Finally, we are developing ways to harness the autoimmune response and direct it against cancer.

Interested candidates should send a CV, brief description of research interests, expected starting date, and contact information for three references by e-mail directly to Drs. Timothy O’Sullivan or Maureen Su

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