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Associate Research-Dept. of Pathology

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 16th, 2019
Next review date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UCLA is looking to recruit an Associate Researcher to conduct morphology-driven research in genitourinary malignancies, focusing on cancer genetics and tumor microenvironment profiling.

The candidate will assist PI to establish and manage a Histo-, ImmunoHisto- and MolecularPath-combined Laboratory. Candidate will work with PI in research design, budget classification, IRB protocol preparation, cohort assembling, protocol development and optimization, data analysis, manuscript and grant proposal preparation. Candidate will perform tissue-based experiments independently, including but not limited to IHC, ISH, InSitu PCR, tissue dissection, DNA and RNA isolation, library preparation, TMA construction, and digital image analysis. Candidate will determine suitable NGS, microarray, and spatial profiling platforms for different questions, and interpret molecular and imaging data with clinicopathologic correlations. Candidate will present at research meetings, to follow current literatures to develop novel concepts and ideas, to introduce innovative technologies, to supervise other personnel in the laboratory, and to play a leadership role in a research team.

Qualified candidates must have a M.D. and/or Ph.D., or equivalent. Demonstrated excellent histopathology and molecular pathology skills and an outstanding record of tissue-based research performance is essential. The candidate will have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. A minimum 8 years’ experience in a tissue-based research laboratory and 1 year administrative experience is preferred.

All interest candidates must apply online via this link: and submit a current CV, cover letter describing previous accomplishments and research background, diversity statement and names of three references. We welcome candidates whose experience in research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

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