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UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center Tenure Track Assistant to Professor

Application Window

Open date: November 10, 2022

Next review date: Friday, Dec 9, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 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 Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research (Broad Stem Cell Research Center [BSCRC]) at UCLA is recruiting new faculty (assistant to full professor) working in stem cell research and regenerative medicine. The positions are state-supported, tenure-track/tenured professorships with a guaranteed salary base, outstanding fringe benefits, and substantial start-up funds. Candidates must have a doctorate or medical degree in biomedical or related scientific fields, or an MD or equivalent degree. Applicants with basic research interests in stem cell biology, organ development, tissue regeneration, and stem cell aging, as well as those with a more clinical translational focus on stem cell therapeutics and regenerative medicine are encouraged to apply.

The BSCRC (www.stemcell.ucla.edu) is a multidisciplinary, integrated collaboration of scientific and medical disciplines committed to revolutionizing the treatment of disease through personalized cellular therapies and regenerative medicine. The Center supports innovation, excellence, and the highest ethical standards focused on education and research to drive groundbreaking stem cell discoveries from the laboratory to the patient.

The Center includes more than 250 faculty members from across the UCLA campus including the professional Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Engineering, Law, and Nursing and the Divisions of Physical and Life Sciences. In addition to its support of basic and translational research, the BSCRC, in collaboration with the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSoM), is a leader in the development of innovative cell therapies for cancer, blindness, and genetic disorders.

The BSCRC is seeking candidates with the potential for being outstanding in the above noted requirements, in clinical work, in research, in teaching, and in having a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, staff, and trainees.

Appointments will be in academic departments across the full spectrum of biomedical research at UCLA. The BSCRC is located directly adjacent to the physical, engineering, math, and basic biological sciences of the College and is adjacent to the DGSoM.

BSCRC members mentor graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and clinical fellows from disciplines ranging from the subspecialties of the biological, physical, and engineering sciences to the various medical and surgical specialties. Center training programs include a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) training grant for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees as well as clinical fellows, and a collaborative program for undergraduate biology students from California State University, Northridge (CSUN).

Questions regarding the positions should be sent to BSCRC Deputy Director Steven Peckman speckman@mednet.ucla.edu. The following materials should be submitted online:

  1. A cover letter addressed to: Chair of the BSCRC Search Committee,
  2. CV,
  3. Research plan and future plans
  4. Description of research accomplishments ,
  5. Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service.
  6. Up to 3 key papers exemplifying the applicant’s research accomplishments, and
  7. Three to five (3 - 5) reference letters.

Submit materials online via the UCLA Academic Recruit website https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07752. The positions will remain open until filled.

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Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a doctorate or medical degree in biomedical or related scientific fields, or an MD or equivalent degree.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • 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.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional - Up to 3 key papers exemplifying the applicant’s research accomplishments

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Three letters of recommendation required
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Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07752

Help contact: speckman@mednet.ucla.edu

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

UCLA Los Angeles, California