UCSD Postdoc: In vivo Imaging
- UC San Diego
- Location: San Diego, CA
- Job Number: 7074097
- Posting Date: Jan 14, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionA postdoctoral position is available to validate contrast agents related to imaging the proteases involved in diseases such as COVID-19, Alzheimer’s, and gingivitis. Our laboratory uses imaging data to study a variety of molecular mechanisms related to human health (http://jjokerst.eng.ucsd.edu/). The primary goal of this postdoctoral fellowship is to validate molecules/nanoparticles to image enzymatic activity. These probes will be used for fluorescence, chemiluminescence, bioluminescence, and/or photoacoustic imaging in animal models of human disease.
Interested applicants must have a PhD in a life science discipline. Preference will be given to applicants with an outstanding publication record and expertise in tissue culture and various in vivo animal models of disease (mice, rabbits). Extensive rodent handling experience is required. Experience with in vivo imaging is a major advantage. Applicants should be highly motivated, creative, and independent and be interested in a multi-disciplinary approach involving biology, chemistry, engineering, optics, and clinical translation. The work will be conducted in beautiful La Jolla, California with a fantastic climate and excellent quality of life.
Our lab remains operational despite the COVID-19 restrictions; the candidate should be prepared to work shifts or take on other flexibility in light of the current pandemic. Persons already in the United States and approved to work in the United States with are strongly preferred due to travel/visa restrictions.
Please email research interests and a curriculum vitae to Dr. Jesse Jokerst at email@example.com.