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Torrance, US-CA  90502

Employment Status:
FT 100 % for 40-hours per week (regular full-time benefits)

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Last Updated:
2/4/19 1:19 PM

This is an opportunity for an outstanding postdoctoral candidate to contribute to a funded research project investigating mitochondrial protein turnover in COPD patients and controls. This fellowship provides a research training experience designed to develop broad-based expertise in research in respiratory physiology, exercise physiology and proteomics, and to develop the skills required for an independent research career.

The training occurs in the context of the activities in Institute of Respiratory Medicine and Exercise Physiology within the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed). LA BioMed is one of the country’s leading non-profit biomedical research institutes, located on the campus of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles County. The mentor team is world-recognized for its research in physiological mechanisms of exercise limitation and pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD, and its research is published in the highest-ranked journals in field. Experimental research approaches include pulmonary function, pulmonary imaging, strength and cardiopulmonary exercise testing, immunophenotyping and skeletal muscle and mitochondrial biology. The research will be conducted in collaboration with the NIH NHLBI Proteomics Center at UCLA Westwood.

The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated researcher with a background in respiratory medicine or exercise physiology and have experience with working with human subjects. Candidates should have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DVM, or equivalent) with a track record of scientific achievement as evidenced by peer-reviewed journal publications. The fellowship is a full-time fixed-term, consisting of a yearly appointment with renewal contingent upon performance. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and based on published NIH guidelines. Experience in the following is desirable: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; exercise testing; mitochondrial biology; proteomics; bioinformatics. Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills are essential, as is the ability to work with complex data and work successfully in a highly collegial team.

Description of Duties:

  • Conduct exercise physiology research in COPD patients in line with Institute priorities
  • Evaluate research methods and results, and to relate such evaluations appropriately to your own work
  • Communicate research findings through written publications and other recognised forms of output
  • Contribute to the supervision of less experienced researchers in the group
  • In collaboration with the mentor team, apply for external research support
  • Contribute to ongoing clinical research in the Institute of Respiratory Medicine and Exercise Physiology

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DVM, or equivalent)
  • A track record of scientific achievement as evidenced by peer-reviewed journal publications
  • Experience in exercise physiology and working with human subjects

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