Postdoc Position Available – Interventional Translational Research

Kaneko Laboratory
Department of Radiological Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles

Job Description:

Dr. Kaneko’s lab, the Interventional Translational Research Laboratory at UCLA is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to explore intracranial artery disease and flow dynamics. Our team uses a multidisciplinary approach, including in vitro cell culture, animal models, and analysis of human samples. The successful scientist will collaborate with the principal investigator and other team members to develop research plans, execute experiments, analyze data and lead projects in vascular biology, focusing on high-resolution gene expression profiling techniques.


  • Collaborate with the PI and team members to develop research plans, experimental designs, and data collection methods,  and contribute to the overall goals of the lab.
  • Collaborate within and outside the lab.
  • Conduct innovative research in vascular biology, specifically targeting intracranial artery disease.
  • Utilize techniques like western blotting, qPCR, immunostaining, and scanning, gene expression profiling, alongside bioinformatics analysis for data interpretation.
  • Maintain accurate and organized records of experimental procedures, data, and analyses.
  • Prepare research reports, scientific papers, and presentations summarizing findings, methodologies, and conclusions for publication and conferences.
  • Write and review research grant proposals to secure funding for the project.
  • Presenting findings at domestic and international conferences.


  • MD or Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Systems Biology, Neuroscience,  Bioinformatics, Genetics or a related field.
  • Extensive wet lab experience, including molecular biology techniques.
  • Strong background in vascular systems and experience with vascular model setup and in vivo experimental procedures.
  • Experience in analyzing data from high-resolution gene expression profiling techniques, including RNAseq, single-cell RNAseq, and spatial transcriptomics.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, and build productive working relationships.
  • Proficiency in relevant research methodologies, laboratory techniques, and data analysis/programming software.
  • Experience in cell culturing/encapsulation and pathological study techniques.
  • Familiarity with experimental animal models and understanding of clinical trial protocols and ethical guidelines for animal research.

To Apply

Submit (1) an updated CV, (2) a cover letter; (3) a statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), and (4) 3 references (contact information only) at Only applicants that apply through this website will be considered.

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