Position: Postdoctoral scholar
Start date: immediate; negotiable
Institution: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine; Department of Medicine
Laboratory: Center For Iron Disorders (PIs: Tomas Ganz, Elizabeta Nemeth, Airie Kim); http://iron.med.ucla.edu
Project description: The research project investigates the role of iron in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a chronic and severe cardiopulmonary disease that results in heart failure and death. Iron deficiency is associated with worse PAH clinical outcomes, and treatment has been shown to improve exercise tolerance and quality of life, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Our preliminary data indicate that rat models can be used to replicate this clinical phenomenon, thus we propose to use mouse and rat models of PAH to define the mechanisms that link iron homeostasis and PAH outcomes. We are a medium-large biomedical research laboratory interested in iron homeostasis and its disorders, and have a dynamic team of faculty members, postdocs, graduate students, and staff. We prioritize the nurturing of young scientific careers, and have a decades-long track record in placing our trainees in their desired careers, including academics and industry.
Eligibility: By the time of hire, applicants should have completed a graduate program in a field related to molecular cell biology, physiology, or microbiology. The applicant must be willing to work with murine models. We will provide any specific training necessary.
Contact Person: Airie Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org)