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Post-doctoral fellowship in an Immunology lab at UCLA

Date posted: 2017-08-30
Description: Post-doctoral Fellow – Butte Lab

We are seeking an experienced applicant for a post-doctoral fellowship in an Immunology lab at UCLA (Department of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology, Allergy, and Rheumatology). Applicants need to have experience in immunology and intravital 2-photon microscopy. The project entails visualizing immune responses to infections, autoimmunity, and cancer. Applicants should be self-motivated with a track record of publication, have laboratory and analytical skills, and be a critical thinker.


  • PhD or MD/PhD in Immunology or related field of study less than 5 years from completion of Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects and quickly adapt to new tasks
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with other scientists
  • Ability to function independently in the laboratory
  • Deep capabilities in intravital 2-photon microscopy and common immunology techniques
  • Must be comfortable working with mice
  • Experience in image analysis software (e.g., Imaris)
  • Strong analytical skills, including statistics
  • Meticulous laboratory technique, record keeping, and data management
  • Experience with retroviral transduction techniques highly desirable
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques desirable
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conducting research as determined with Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Contribute to writing grants with the PI
  • Publish results of laboratory research in collaboration with PI, including writing scientific manuscripts, abstracts and other supporting documentation
  • Participate in laboratory and other seminars, meetings, educational sessions, general and specific safety training and other training sessions
  • Provide mentorship and teaching to other members of the lab, which comprises of PhD or MD students, post-docs, undergraduate students and summer students
  • Performs other duties and laboratory responsibilities as requested

Manish Butte: mbutte@mednet.ucla.edu
Timothy Thauland: tthauland@mednet.ucla.edu

  • Biological and Bio-Medical Sciences