The UCLA Center for Iron Disorders is seeking a postdoctoral candidate for a T32 training grant position in a biosciences laboratory at UCLA School of Medicine. Negotiable start date. Contact Airie Kim for more information and next steps.

By Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 - 11:14am

Supported by the NIH T32 Training Program, the postdoctoral project investigates the role of Zip8, an iron transporter that is primarily expressed in the lung. Zip8 is induced by infection and inflammation, and based on promising preliminary mouse data, we hypothesize that Zip8 has a role in pulmonary host defense, lung injury and repair, and/or lung development. We are a medium-sized biomedical research laboratory interested in iron homeostasis and its disorders, and have a dynamic team of faculty members, graduate students, postdocs, and staff scientists. We prioritize the nurturing of young scientific careers, and have a decades-long track record in placing our postdocs in their desired careers, including academics and industry.

ELIGIBILITY: By the time of hire, applicants should have completed a graduate program in a field related to molecular cell biology, physiology, or microbiology. The applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident (for the NIH T32 position), willing to work with mouse models. We will provide any training necessary.

START DATE: May 2018; negotiable
INSTITUTION: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine; Department of Medicine
LABORATORY: Center For Iron Disorders (PIs: Tomas Ganz and Elizabeta Nemeth)
CONTACT: Airie Kim (