Postdoctoral Research positions are available in Miguel A. Lopez-Ramirez laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology, La Jolla, CA
Our laboratory's overall goals are to study the crosstalk between the brain endothelium and astrocytes during health and disease.
We study these interactions in mouse animal models and the Organ-on-Chip microfluidic system.
Our laboratory's other major area of interest is vasoprotective strategies to attenuate inflammation, stroke, thrombosis, and neurodegeneration.
The projects involve mouse animal models, gene expression by single-cell analysis, reverse genetics, functional genomics, immunohistochemical analysis, and using state-of-the-art imaging.
The ideal candidate should have some experience with animal experimentation, gene expression analysis, and cell culture. Experience using human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and brain organoids are strongly preferred but not required.
Candidates should be enthusiastic about collaborative and interdisciplinary research, productive, and highly motivated to develop as independent scientists.
This person will be the lead investigator on all in vivo studies and co-culture studies, will work with the PIs on experimental design and data interpretation, and will write drafts of resultant manuscripts.
This is a full-time position with a flexible start date, but the goal is to fill the position as soon as possible.