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Assistant Project Scientist, Ahmanson Translational Theranostics Division

Application Window

Open date: November 5th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Dec 6, 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: Monday, Jan 31, 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 Ahmanson Translational Theranostics Division at the UCLA Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology is looking for a Project Scientist to work in our Molecular Imaging and Therapy Lab. Our lab main focuses are prostate, sarcoma and pancreatic cancer and related mechanisms of resistance.

Job Type
This position is full time.

Key Responsibilities include:
Projects involve cell and mouse model development, treatment study using Radioligand therapy and combination

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
• Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, biology, animal sciences or related field.
• Record of accomplishment including presentations at scientific conferences and/or peer-reviewed publications.
• Experience in one or more of the following areas is required: molecular and cell biology; preclinical models of cancer.
• Animal handling and standard animal techniques (oral gavage, tail vein, i.p., subcutaneous injections, drug administration, tumor caliper measurements…)
• Experience with sterile cell culture sterile technique.
• Strong organizational abilities. Able to work independently and follow through on assignment. Able to organize and present results in an appropriate format.

Preferred education experience and skills:
• Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, biology, animal sciences or related field.
• Experience with flow cytometry would be an advantage.
• Experience in basic and advanced molecular biology techniques (PCR, plasmid construction, CRISPR technology).
• Attitude to work with accuracy, precision, and reliability in performing technical and analytical activities.
• Experience with rodent animal handling is a plus.
• In vivo imaging is a plus.

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.

Additional Information:
• For more information about our research, please click on the following links:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, biology, animal sciences or related field.

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’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
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)

References may be contacted to verify experience.

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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