Postdoctoral Fellow

University of California San Francisco

San Francsisco, CA

Job posting number: #7107649

Posted: August 9, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoctoral positions in pregnancy and parturition, reproductive immunology, and epigenetics - Erlebacher Lab


The laboratory of Dr. Adrian Erlebacher, M.D., Ph.D. at UCSF ( is seeking to recruit motivated postdoctoral fellows to work on various aspects of pregnancy biology, reproductive immunology, and reproductive epigenetics. Current projects include:

1) Mechanisms of maternal immune tolerance towards the allogeneic fetus. Building upon our recent work published in Nature (, we seek to understand how the specialized glycobiology of trophoblasts allows them to modulate systemic and local immune processes during pregnancy.
2) Building upon our recent work published in Cell Reports (, we seek to understand how epigenetic processes within uterine stromal cells prevent maladaptive inflammatory and wound healing reactions at the maternal-fetal interface and thus foster reproductive success.
3) We study how epigenetic and immunological pathways control labor onset timing and contribute to the pathogenesis of preterm labor.

We work primarily using mouse models but also study these pathways, using clinical specimens, in humans.

Successful candidate must possess a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and preferably have experience in experimental immunology, reproductive biology, glycobiology, and/or epigenetics. Excellent communication and writing skills are essential.

About the University of California San Francisco

The Erlebacher lab is located at the UCSF Parnassus Campus, San Francisco, CA. UCSF is a premier academic biomedical research institution. The Erlebacher lab is affiliated with the UCSF Biomedical Sciences graduate program, the UCSF Bakar ImmunoX initiative, and the UCSF Center for Reproductive Sciences.

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

UCSF provides a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply

Please e-mail a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Adrian Erlebacher, Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, UCSF ([email protected]).

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Job posting number:#7107649
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of California San Francisco
San Francisco,California
United States
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