Postdoctoral researcher

Elsa_SanchezL University of California San Diego

We seek an enthusiastic and outstanding postdoctoral researcher to join the Sanchez-Lopez Lab at University of California San Diego. Our group investigates how metabolism and signal transduction influences immune cell function. We use a combination of molecular and biochemical techniques, functional assays, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and immunoassays in cultured cells, mouse models, and human samples.

We are seeking an independent, passionate, and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with strong previous research experience in innate immunity, inflammation, or bacterial infection. Our research goals will focus on crosstalk between metabolic adaptation and signal transduction in activated immune cells during both joint inflammation (osteoarthritis) and bacteria biofilm formation.

Key recent publications:
Xian H, Liu Y, Rundberg Nilsson A, et al. Immunity. 2021 Jul 13;54(7):1463-1477.e11. PMID: 34115964
Sanchez-Lopez E, Zhong Z, Stubelius A, et al. Cell Metab. 2019 Jun 4;29(6):1350-1362.e7. PMID: 30982734
Sanchez-Lopez E, Coras R, et al. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2022 May;18(5):258-275. PMID: 35165404.

Basic Qualifications
Ph.D. in Biology, or related field, and experience in at least one of the following:
Immunology (Innate immunity)
Bacterial Infection (biofilms)
Collaborative individual with an interest in working at the interface of multiple disciplines.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications (but not required)
Mouse surgery skills.

Application material
Cover letter summarizing your past research and expertise.
Curriculum Vitae
Contact information of 2 professional references.

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