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Assistant Specialist Position in Hematology-Oncology - Slamon TORL Lab 2023-2024

Position overview

Salary range: See Table 24-B []. A reasonable estimate for this position is $59,200-$65,900.

Application Window

Open date: November 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Dec 1, 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: Friday, Jun 28, 2024 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 Slamon laboratory in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine is recruiting for an Assistant Specialist to work at the Translational Oncology Research Laboratory site in Santa Monica.

The successful candidate will work closely with the UCLA faculty and research staff and serve as a principal engineer for the operation and expansion of our high-throughput antibody screening platform. The workstation consists of a centralized robotic scheduler (Retisoft, Genera) and several integrated instruments (e.g., Tecan Fluent). A foundational understanding of automation software is essential. Some working experience with SQL database management and network engineering is also desirable.

Desirable laboratory bench skills include hands-on experience with tissue culture and antibody screening using advanced ELISA techniques and flowcytometic (FACS) methods. He/she/they will also serve as a technical consultant for other high-throughput small molecule screening operations and contribute to laboratory management tasks, including ordering laboratory consumables and training students or staff.

Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities, and do not have formal teaching responsibilities. Appointees will also be expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period.

Required skills: Appointees should possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of experience demonstrating expertise in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science or a related discipline. Demonstrated expertise in biochemistry, cell culture, flowcytometry, and laboratory automation is desirable.

Preferred skills: Excellent interpersonal skills and experience with database management.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A master's degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of experience demonstrating expertise in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science or a related discipline.

Application Requirements

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

  • 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

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

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA