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Postdoctoral Scholar in Ovarian Cancers - UCLA G.O. Discovery Laboratory

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Application Window

Open date: July 27, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Aug 31, 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: Friday, Mar 31, 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

The G.O. Discovery Laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar. The laboratory is affiliated with the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Cell Research Center, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Molecular Biology Institute. This appointment will be under the supervision of Professor Sanaz Memarzadeh, M.D., Ph.D., in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.

Applications are being sought from recent Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. graduates with a strong background in molecular and cell biology. Candidates are expected to have experience with microscopy, immunohistochemistry, FACS analysis, virology, and immunology. Experience with small animal surgical procedures are strongly preferred. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and have publications in peer reviewed journals with at least two being the first author.

The candidate will be part of a scholarly team performing research aimed at developing more effective treatment strategies for therapy of ovarian cancers that can be taken from the laboratory and applied to clinical practice. The candidate will participate in funded translational research programs to study the mechanisms of therapy resistance in ovarian cancers. Focus areas of study will include but are not limited to DNA damage response, cancer initiating tumor cell subpopulations, and the role of immune cells in regulating response to therapy.
Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

For more information regarding the G.O. Laboratory, please visit: www.godiscoverylab.com

Applications will require the following documents:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Reprints of 3 peer-reviewed publications in which the applicant is a co-author
  • 3 Letters of recommendation

Interested candidates can apply through the UC Recruit system located at:
https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07641

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Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D, MD., or M.D./Ph.D degree.

Application Requirements

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

  • Letter of Interest

  • Reprint of 3 peer-reviewed publications in which the applicant is a co-author

  • Statement on Contributios 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.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Letters of recommendation are required.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07641

Help contact: dcoreamejia@mednet.ucla.edu

Campus Information

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA