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Postdoctoral Scholar Series, MFM Perinatal Research Lab

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $64,480-$77,327. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Postdoctoral Scholar Series Salary Scale.

Application Window

Open date: July 9, 2024

Next review date: Wednesday, Jul 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Oct 31, 2024 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

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for full-time positions in the Postdoctoral Scholar Series to investigate an emerging role of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the regulation of uterine and placental hemodynamics. The lab currently focuses on advancing the understanding of a physiological role of augmented H2S signaling in uterine and placental angiogenesis and vasodilation in pregnancy, whether impaired H2S signaling contributes to preeclampsia, and whether protein sulfhydration serves as the primary signaling route for H2S to elicit its proangiogenic vasodilatory effects in the uterine and placental circulations.

The ideal candidates should be self-motivated and within two years after obtaining a doctorate degree in biomedical sciences. Candidates with a strong understanding of female reproductive biology and endocrinology are strongly encouraged to apply. Previous experience with perinatal biology is preferred but not required. Successful candidates will have opportunities to work with human uterine artery and placenta and novel primary vascular cell models from these tissues and to learn a variety of perinatal vascular biology research skills such as functional proteomics to analyze protein sulfhydration in potassium channels and angiogenic signaling pathways regulating uterine and placental vascular sequelae in normal pregnancy and preeclampsia. Specific research projects will depend on the successful candidates’ interests, background, and training goals for career development.

To inquire about the position, please email your CV and letter of interest to:
Dongbao Chen, PhD
Professor in Ob/Gyn & Pathology
University of California Irvine, CA 92697
cc: Toby Ford (

For more information about the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, please visit:

Applicants must complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:

  1. Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  2. Letter of Interest – Describe your experience, future goals, and address how you think you can contribute to the overall research direction of the laboratory.
  3. Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement – Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
  4. Names and addresses of three referees.

To apply, please submit your application online at

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must possess a doctorate degree in biomedical sciences.

Application Requirements

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About UC Irvine

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 anti-discrimination 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, CA