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Postdoctoral Scholar (Sergio Armando Villalta Lab)

Position overview

Salary range: The annual salary range for this position is $55,632 (Level 0) - $66,600 (Level 5).

Application Window

Open date: February 3, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Mar 10, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Dec 1, 2023 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.

Position description

Job Opening: Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Location: Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of California Irvine (UCI), Laboratory (PI Sergio Armando Villalta).

Job description: The candidate will investigate the interplay between regulatory T cells and skeletal muscle macrophage during muscular dystrophy, and define how this interaction influences fibrosis and regeneration.

Research Environment: UCI is consistently recognized as a trailblazer in a broad range of fields. According to the U.S. News & World Report, UCI ranks in the top 10 public schools in the United States, garnering national and international honors in every school. The campus’s multifaceted research programs paired with world-class leadership create an environment worthy of any passionate postdoctoral scholar. UCI sits in the heart of Orange County, a culturally diverse community renowned for its sandy beaches, year-round outdoor activities, delectable eateries and vibrant lifestyle.

Villalta Laboratory: The Villalta Lab is a multidisciplinary team consisting of postdocs, students and staff from diverse backgrounds. The team includes muscle physiologist and immunologist that collaboratively work on defining how the immune system contributes to muscle disorders in human and mouse models of disease. Our investigations aim to define how innate and adaptative immunity promote muscle injury and fibrosis. Additionally, we are examining how specialized immune cell populations regulate muscle regeneration through interactions with muscle-resident progenitors. When not in the lab, we enjoy visiting one of many local microbreweries, grilling food, game nights and beach days.

Qualifications and Application Material: We are seeking a passionate individual who is a self-starter, works well in teams, and has an exemplary track record of academic performance. Competitive candidates should have experience in immunology or muscle biology and a strong computational background with experience in the analysis of scRNAseq data. We will consider candidates experienced in scRNAseq platforms or with technical mastery in the preparation of single-cell suspension from tissues, preparing sequencing libraries, immunological assays and muscle histopathology. Candidates interested in implementing high-throughput genomics in their immunology and muscle training, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, exciting environment are encouraged to send their CV to Interested candidates should complete the application profile and provide 1) A motivational letter on why you are interested in joining the lab; 2) A CV; 3) Names and contact information for three references. Please send inquiries about the position to Sergio Armando Villalta, Ph.D. at 4) An inclusive excellence activities statement is required (as noted in the requirements tab).


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in Immunology

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, California