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Project Scientist Position in the Slamon TORL Lab 2021-2022

Application Window

Open date: July 8th, 2021

Most recent review date: Sunday, Feb 13, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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 Division of Hematology-Oncology in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is seeking applicants for a Project Scientist position at the Assistant, Associate, or full rank. This individual will work with Drs. Martina McDermott and Neil O'Brien, Adjunct Faculty in the Dennis J. Slamon TORL (Translational Oncology Research Laboratory) to help identify and validate novel therapeutic targets for pharmacological intervention using small molecule therapeutics. This position will be an addition to our existing team and allow us to more rapidly screen targets and identify projects for clinical development.
The primary duties/responsibilities of this position will include searching publicly available databases and literature for novel targets for small molecule therapeutics in cancer. Candidate will develop a research plan for the validation of these novel targets in vitro and in vivo. Specifically, this will involve using molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA/Protein isolation, RT-PCR, Western blotting, IHC, gene cloning, CRISPR and siRNA transfection to characterize role of the target gene/protein in cancer signaling. Candidate will prepare data presentations for weekly meetings with senior members of the drug discovery team. Candidate will also be expected to contribute to the management of a busy lab, including training of students and volunteer researchers and contribute to the preparation of research grants and publications. A Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. is required.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. is required.

Application Requirements

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‚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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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