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Postdoctoral Researcher, Carlucci Lab

Application Window

Open date: August 25th, 2021

Last review date: Tuesday, Sep 14, 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: Sunday, Oct 31, 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

Post-Doctoral Associate/Fellow
University of California, Los Angeles, Dept. of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

The Carlucci Laboratory is currently seeking a highly motivated candidate for a postdoctoral position. The ideal candidate has a background in radiochemistry, molecular biology, cell engineering, imaging, or radiotherapy.

The primary focus of the Carlucci Laboratory is the development and preclinical evaluation of imaging and radiotheranostic agents in conjunction with cellular engineering. Our operation spans from bench to bedside, including researchers performing basic chemistry, cellular biology, and animal research.

As such, new candidates not only need to be experts in their fields, they also must bring a high level of motivation to immerse themselves in a high-level collaborative and interdisciplinary environment, bridging the boundaries between various disciplines. Candidates for this position must have obtained a PhD level of education.

Job type:
Full-time Post-Doctoral Associate/Fellow

Key Responsibilities include:
Projects involve synthesis, design, and evaluation of radiolabeled molecules for imaging and therapy, and mouse model development.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
• A Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, or a related discipline and the ability to perform multi-step organic (radio)-syntheses and characterize products are a must.
• Record of accomplishment including presentations at scientific conferences and peer-reviewed publications.
Preferred education experience and skills:
• Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired: radiochemistry, analytical techniques, molecular and cell biology.
• Experience with rodent animal handling is strongly desired.
• Experience with in vivo imaging is a plus.
• Sound knowledge of standard techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology, including immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry, and cell culture.
• Must be able to prioritize work, multi-task and be very well organized
• Effective problem-solving skills and the ability to be self-directed
• Must have demonstrated awareness of safety practices required for working with biohazards and radiation
• Attitude to work with accuracy, precision, and reliability in performing technical and analytical activities.
• Strong organizational abilities. Able to work independently and follow through on assignment. Able to organize and present results in an appropriate format.
• Team spirit and desire to share knowledge with other lab members/students is an absolute requirement.

The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and departmental core facilities for molecular imaging, as well as access to the great UCLA research community.

We value motivation and team member spirit more than prior experience in any particular field. Exceptional individuals who do not match these descriptions exactly will also be considered.

Send your Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter, and the name and contact information of 2-4 professional references.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    A Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, or a related discipline

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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
  • 2-6 required (contact information only)

References may be solicited after consideration of CV and interview.

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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. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

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