Postdoctoral positions are available in the newly established Delling Lab at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) to study the function of primary cilia in development and disease. The postdoctoral fellows will investigate the mechanisms by which primary cilia sense their local environment and how mutations in ciliary ion channels lead to severe human diseases such as polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and congenital heart diseases. In particular we want to study the signals activating ion channels in primary cilia and the downstream cilia- and Ca2+ dependent signal transduction cascades using transgenic mouse models, in vivo imaging, RNA seq, patch clamping and primary cell culture.
Candidates should have a strong background in cell biology, developmental biology and molecular biology. Electrophysiology/patch-clamping techniques are a plus. UCSF offers an outstanding training environment for postdoctoral scholars and a strong track record of alumni achievement in academic and industrial careers.
To apply, please send the following to Markus Delling, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology at UCSF.
- short statement of research interests and
- names of 2-3 references