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Project Scientist - Kim-Lien Nguyen Lab 2021-22

Application Window

Open date: August 4th, 2021

Most recent review date: Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 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 David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is seeking applications for two Project Scientist positions at the Assistant, Associate and Full ranks in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, at the VAGLAHS.

The candidate will work with Investigators in the UCLA Magnetic Resonance Research Laboratories (MRRL), the UCLA-VA Division of Cardiology, and the UCLA Diagnostic Cardiovascular Imaging Section of Radiology.

Projects include 1) developing and applying advanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging methods to detect and quantify indices of cardiovascular disease in human patients and animal models and 2) image-based computational modeling of the cardiovascular system.

A PhD, MD or MD/PhD is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently and in a team environment are expected. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

PhD candidates should hold a degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Material Science, Physiology, or a closely related field. Desired skills include experience in MRI, Siemens IDEA and ICE programming, image reconstruction and processing, and cardiovascular disease research.

The candidate is expected to be proficient in MATLAB, C++, Python. Experience
in computational modeling of the cardiovascular system and/or machine learning is also desired.

MD or MD/PhD candidates should have experience in cardiovascular MRI research and/or computational modeling (multiscale biology). Prior experience in cardiovascular interventional procedures and ischemic/infarct modeling in large animals is preferred. The candidate is expected to have prior first author publications.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD, MD or MD/PhD is required.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • 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 required (contact information only)

References will be called or emailed.

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Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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 & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA