Job Posting: Postdoctoral Fellow, Vascular Biology, University of California San Francisco

Kate Stuart
March 2, 2016

A post-doctoral position is immediately available in the Akhurst Lab at UCSF. The lab studies regulation of angiogenesis and vascular stability by TGFb/BMP signaling and its interacting modifier genes. We seek excellent postdoctoral candidates with interest and experience in pathological angiogenesis and growth factor signaling. The project involves in vivo studies of developmental and pathological angiogenesis in conditional mouse gene KO models, and in vitro analysis of angiogenesis to include studies on human patient-derived endothelial cells, in order to investigate perturbed molecular signaling pathways in human genetic vascular disorders, such as Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. 


The successful candidate will be post-doctoral (MD or PhD) and proficient in handling mice, undertaking in vivo angiogenesis assays and analysis of vascular beds by immunofluorescence microscopy. Interest in growth factor signaling and working knowledge of basic cell and molecular biological laboratory techniques, including primary cell culture, Western blotting, RT-PCR, qRT-PCR etc highly desirable. Candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English. The project is based in the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building adjacent to the Smith CVRI Research building on the Mission Bay campus in San Francisco. UCSF has an active post-doctoral training program with many benefits (


More information can be found by email:, or by calling 415-514-0215. Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interest, and names of three academic references to: UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rosemary Akhurst PhD, Box 0128, San Francisco, CA 94143-0128;


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