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Assistant Project Scientist - HZ

Recruitment Period

Open December 21st, 2020 through Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


UCLA’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics is seeking to fill an Assistant Project Scientist position. The Assistant Project Scientist candidate will perform independent research on the area of structural biology and infectious diseases.

The Assistant Project Scientist will also be responsible for supervising junior members in the lab and coordinating inter-lab collaboration projects. The Assistant Project Scientist position is a 12-month non-Senate position.

Interested candidates should apply on-line by January 21, 2021 on this site:

Start date: February 1, 2021 or as soon as mutually agreeable.

Specific Responsibilities include:

The design and execution of experimental studies on infectious disease-related structural biology and developing new therapies, supervising junior lab members of a group with diverse training backgrounds, and coordinating inter-lab collaborative projects. This position requires a Ph.D. in biology, biophysics and a minimum of five years of experiences working in atomic structures and functional studies of complexes involved in human diseases.

Additional Duties:

• Oversee technicians, undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral trainees in the lab.

• Coordinate inter-lab collaboration projects.

• Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively.

• Ability to work independently on scientific projects.

• Assist with preparation of grant proposals.

• Preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.

• Required to communicate well with other scientists worldwide.

• Candidate should have at least 8-years research experience in structural biology, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology in an academic setting or equivalent.

• Candidate should have prior training and direct experience working with Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM), preferentially instruments of Thermo-Fisher TF20/T20 and Titan Krios.

• The candidate will report directly to the Principal Investigator and will successfully carry out experiments and analyze data generated with minimal supervision.

• The candidate will be required to complete all appropriate safety training as mandated by the campus’s Environmental Health & Safety Office

The University of California 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, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

University policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable State and Federal laws.

The Department is Particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students or The (School) at UCLA is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff and student body as it responds to the changing population and education needs of California and the nation.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required