Research Scholar (Post-Doc)

Northern California Institute for Research and Education (NCIRE)

San Francisco, CA, United States

Exosomes in Cardiovascular Inflammation


Are you a scientist looking to make a profound difference? The Atherosclerosis Research Laboratory is looking to hire postdoctoral and independent scientist looking to study macrophage exosomes in cardiovascular inflammation and the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis ( This position is funded and hired through NCIRE- The Veterans Health Research Institute which is affiliated with San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The incumbent will be working within the laboratory of UCSF Principal Investigator, Dr. Robert Raffai on the campus of the San Francisco VA Medical Center via NCIRE.


Dr. Raffai is looking for a post-doctoral fellow/research scholar (Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D.) who is interested in exploring the influence of metabolic stress on accelerated cardiovascular disease. The environment offers opportunities for academic growth and collaborative exchanges with laboratories at the forefront of exosome biology and vascular biology research.


Essential expectations:

  • 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.


Job Requirements:

  • 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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