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Pediatrics Post Doctoral Fellow - Devaskar Lab

Position overview

Salary range: $55,632 - $66,600.

Application Window

Open date: May 17, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Apr 30, 2023 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: Saturday, Jun 17, 2023 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

We are seeking an experienced Ph.D. for a post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Sherin Devaskar, MD. Applicants need to have Ph.D preferably in molecular/cellular biology/genomics, or related fields, to conduct experiments and data analysis in identified pre-clinical and/or clinical investigations, willing to generate results towards formulating grant applications for extramural funding, and working collaboratively within a team present in the laboratory. The projects in the Devaskar Laboratory are focused on elucidating mechanisms and processes responsible for placenta-fetal/neonatal origins of chronic disorders such as obesity, diabetes and neuropsychiatric conditions. The Devaskar laboratory has developed various murine models towards understanding the impact of the placenta on the development of the offspring, with a particular focus on neuro-phenotypic differences and mechanisms.

• Doctor of Philosophy in Biology or related field of study <5 years from completion of PhD
• Solid understanding of molecular biology and common laboratory approaches in molecular biology/genomics – data analysis
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Self-motivated, enthusiastic, works well with others

• DNA, RNA and protein extraction, PCR, western blots, tissue culture
• Mouse handling
• Clinical sample handling
• Meticulous laboratory technique
• Working knowledge of laboratory notebook management and data management

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Conducting research as determined with Principal Investigator (PI)
• Mouse handling, processing of human cells and tissues
• Publish results of independent laboratory research in collaboration with lab PI, including writing of scientific manuscripts, abstracts and other supporting documentation
• Participate in laboratory and Divisional seminars, meetings, educational sessions, general and specific safety training and other training sessions
• Provide mentorship and teaching undergraduate and summer students.
• Performs other duties and laboratory responsibilities as requested.

Interested applicants may apply through this link:

The posted UC salary scales [] set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 37-B [].
The salary range for this position is $55,632 - $66,600.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Doctor of Philosophy in Biology or related field of study <5 years from completion of PhD

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
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA