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Assistant Project Scientist-Tontonoz Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 5th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Mar 5, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Mar 5, 2021 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.

Position description

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has an immediate opening for an Assistant Project Scientist with expertise on lipid metabolism and nuclear receptors. The candidate will primarily be responsible to investigate the role of immune cytokines in adipose metabolism.
The successful candidate will participate in project design and management; develop and validate assays, protocols and platforms that fit in the general strategic objectives of the department; develop SOPs, assay specifications and quality measures; train employees; promote the use of validated assays within and beyond the UCLA community; compile and present experimental results to the project team; prepare publications and present experimental results at scientific meetings. He/she should be able to work collaboratively with other areas as part of an interdepartmental project team.
The applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Cellular Biology with emphasis in biochemistry and must have 4+ years of experience in microscopy, multi-parameter assessment of soluble analytes and cholesterol assays. Demonstrated assay development experience, research independence, and technical competence in flow cytometry are desired. The candidate must have excellent communication, interpersonal skills and organizational skills.
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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate‚Äôs 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.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)