Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. The Office of Research Affairs at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the academic, staff, and student body.
A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kathleen Fisch (https://fischlab.ucsd.edu) in the UC San Diego Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, a member laboratory of the Center for Perinatal Discovery (https://perinataldiscovery.ucsd.edu). The lab focuses on the application of genomics and non-invasive prenatal testing to discover biomarkers that can predict pregnancy disorders and adverse fetal outcomes in order to improve maternal-fetal health.
The candidate will be supported by NIH awards and will be involved in the following research initiatives:
Data analysis of human placenta, fallopian tube and endomyometrium (e.g. scRNAseq, scATACseq, spatial transcriptomics) as a member of the HuBMAP Pregnant Female Reproductive Tissue Mapping Center (https://hubmapconsortium.org),
Translational research studies involving technologies such as single cell and bulk transcriptomics, epigenomics, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics.
This position affords ample opportunity for academic growth, multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary collaborations. The successful candidate will be encouraged to explore new research areas and seek independent funding to establish a pathway for independence. The ideal candidate will be expected to draft manuscripts and present results at professional meetings.
Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology or a related discipline with an emphasis on computational genomics, reproductive science, epidemiology, or molecular biology. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in molecular biology with excellent quantitative analytical skills and familiarity with next generation sequencing technologies. Applicants are expected to be within two years of completing graduate studies and have a strong publication record with excellent writing and communication skills. Experience with the R programming language is preferred. While computational skills are desirable, highly motivated candidates aspiring to acquire these skills will be considered and training will be provided.
The University of California, San Diego Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences adheres to the mission and goals established by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Health System. In addition, the UC San Diego Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science has three primary missions it must fulfill.
Our 3 Primary Missions include:
1. Deliver comprehensive high-quality, evidence-based patient care that is responsive to the needs of the community, the region, and the nation.
2. Expand medical knowledge in Women's Health through basic science, translational and clinical research.
3. Provide the highest quality teaching and training programs for medical students, residents, and fellows at UC San Diego.