Postdoctoral Fellow in Macrophages, Cell Biology, Signaling Pathways

University of California San Diego School of Medicine

Postdoctoral fellow, Macrophages, Cell Biology, Signaling Pathways

Job #JPF02582
  • School of Medicine - PEDIATRICS

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 9th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Genetics of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California San Diego. (

The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine with approximately 171 Faculty, 50 post-doctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) along with over 300 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department has 57 clinical residents and fellows distributed across the Divisions. The missions of research, education, and patient care are intertwined and are integral to the goals of the department.

The Department’s 18 divisions include Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development & Community Health; Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology; Cardiology; Dermatology; Dysmorphology; Emergency Medicine; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Genetics; Genome Information Sciences; Hospital Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Neonatology; Nephrology; Pharmacology & Drug Discovery; Rehabilitation Medicine; and Respiratory Medicine.

This affiliation has consolidated the clinical, teaching, research, and public service programs of the UCSD School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics with San Diego's only health care system dedicated to the health and well-being of children. In 2009, this partnership was furthered by the creation of Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego, a Medical Foundation, and is now recognized as having global leaders in research, technology, translational medicine, education, and clinical excellence.

Cherqui laboratory focuses on developing stem cell and gene therapy strategies for degenerative multi-systemic disorders such as cystinosis, and to understand the molecular mechanisms by which hematopoietic stem cell progeny can lead to tissue repair in non-hematopoietic genetic diseases.

This postdoctoral fellowship position focus on the study of the role of macrophages in tissue repair. The laboratory uses a combination of flow cytometry analysis, RNAseq, immunofluorescence, and in vitro assays to characterize macrophage subpopulations involved in the rescue of degenerative tissues after transplantation of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells in murine models of genetic disorders.

Required Qualifications - The candidate should be highly self-motivated, with strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently, has an MD and/or PhD, with a strong background in immunology, cell and molecular biology.

Prefered Qualification - Experience with mice, kidney structure, FACS and/or RNAseq are preferred.

Salary - Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

Appointment Length/Period - six months, one year, two years, with the possibility for extension.

Applications must be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, their CV, and at least two names of potential referees.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Please explain why you are interested in this particular position.
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)