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Postdoctoral Scholar

Recruitment Period

Open August 14th, 2020 through Friday, Feb 12, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


Applications are sought for a full-time Postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary research team in the laboratory of Dr. Aparna Bhaduri in the UCLA Department of Biological Chemistry. The focus of the Bhaduri Lab is on neural stem cell fate specification, both in the context of normal human brain development and glioblastoma.

The Bhaduri Lab works extensively with primary human tissue, cortical organoids, single-cell RNA-sequencing, and other bulk and single-cell -omics technologies. The ideal candidate will have an interest in pursuing a project in one or both of these biological focus areas, will be motivated to learn and implement a variety of cutting-edge computational and experimental techniques, and will be excited to work with and develop teams within the lab. Projects may include but are not limited to interrogating mechanisms of radial glia fate specification, characterizing glioblastoma lineage, and understanding the role of developmental metabolism in regulating neural differentiation.

A successful candidate(s) will have the following qualifications:
• PhD in a Biological or Computational Discipline
• Ability to work in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment
• Desire to conduct cutting-edge neurodevelopmental or cancer biology research
• Motivation to become proficient in computational and experimental approaches (if not already competent in these areas)

To apply please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and provide names and contact information for 2 references. Start date is flexible.

We especially encourage women and those from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM fields to apply to our lab.

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Please be advised that the final candidate recommended for hire into a critical (or otherwise designated) position will be required to successfully complete a background investigation. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)