The Atherosclerosis Research Laboratory within NCIRE and the UCSF Department of Surgery is offering postdoctoral and independent scientist positions funded by the NIH.
Our laboratory studies macrophage exosomes as novel effectors of intercellular communication in cardiovascular inflammation and the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis (https://raffailab.surgery.ucsf.edu). An emphasis of our projects aims to develop engineered exosomes with altered RNA and protein cargo as novel therapeutics to suppress inflammation and promote atherosclerosis stabilization.
Our environment offers opportunities for academic growth and collaborative exchanges with laboratories at the forefront of exosome biology and vascular biology research.
- Explore extracellular-RNA mediated intercellular signaling via exosomes in the control of inflammation and atherosclerosis.
- Develop and lead a project exploring the contribution of diabetes on inflammatory properties of macrophage exosomes in atherosclerosis using available mouse models of diabetic dyslipidemia.
- Maintain regular contact with the Principal Investigator to advance projects independently and as part of a team in the laboratory and with collaborators.
- Compose and edit manuscripts to report data derived from experimental studies.
- PhD degree on immunology or physiology and a record of scientific publication.
- Experience with flow cytometry and cell sorting is desirable
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting and assist with the training of junior staff as required
- Strong oral/written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Accuracy and attention to detail.
- Computer literacy with emphasis on Windows Excel, Adobe Photoshop, and statistical software required for data analysis and its graphical output.
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