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Project Scientist Position in Digestive Diseases 2022-23

Application Window

Open date: May 4th, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Jun 10, 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 Digestive Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine is seeking applicants for a full-time Project Scientist position at the Assistant or Associate rank. The Microbiome Center is seeking candidates who can manage NIH, foundation, industry-sponsored or other patient-oriented research; assist in writing study protocols and coordinate, prepare, compile and review study materials; successfully recruit and interview potential research subjects. An M.D. or Ph.D. is required.

Duties include the following:

  • Assist in the preparation of Institutional Review Board (IRB) study budgets, contracts, and financial documents for the various studies
  • Perform study coordinator assessment and symptom management of patients enrolled in studies; review research data and enter into databases; track subject visits and report progress; recruit and enroll study participants into clinical research studies through ads and Care Connect; schedule and participate in the screening of study participants.
  • Provide lab and research support and coordination of clinical research studies which include gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures and tissue collection, blood, stool and salivary samples, treatment trials, Bioimpedence testing and neuroimaging. Assist in the operation of the autonomic recording device during research studies
  • Ensure that protocols are followed and all aspects have been completed accurately, safely, and in a timely manner. Disseminate protocol information to health care professionals and the public.
  • Order, maintain, organize and prepare research supplies.
  • Act as a liaison with principal investigators, center staff, various administrative offices, and research cores/labs for research coordination. Supervise other research staff and volunteers, as needed.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

An M.D. or 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’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)

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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, California