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Postdoctoral Scholar (Cancer Detection and Treatment Discovery) - Stoyanova Lab

Position overview

Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by level of experience at appointment. See Table 23. The minimum salary rate for this position is $60,000.

Application Window

Open date: June 2, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Sep 22, 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: Thursday, Nov 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 laboratory of Dr. Tanya Stoyanova in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is seeking applicants for a full-time postdoctoral position. In this role, the candidate will be a critical member of a team of scientists dedicated to developing new early cancer detection approaches and therapeutic strategies for late stage cancers.

We are seeking applicants to support three on-going projects: (1) Understanding mechanisms that regulate cancer progression, (2) Develop new therapeutic strategies for metastatic cancer, and (3) Develop new for tumor imaging and surgical guidance for precise excisions of metastatic lesions.

The candidate should have a PhD, MD or PhD-MD degree with a strong background in one or more of the following areas: cancer biology, animal models, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, therapeutics and imaging. Prior experience in working with animal models and surgical procedures are highly desired. The postdoctoral scholar is expected to have critical thinking abilities, excellent technical skills, and excellent organizational, writing and communication skills.

Please submit your curriculum vitae with the contact information of 3 references and a cover letter.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD, MD or PhD-MD degree

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‚Äôs 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

References may be contacted to verify experience.

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA