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Project Scientist Position in Hematology-Oncology - Garon Lab 2023-2024

Position overview

Salary range: See Table 37-B []. A reasonable estimate for this position is $71,500-$188,400.

Application Window

Open date: April 1, 2024

Next review date: Monday, Jun 3, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

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 Edward Garon Group in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is seeking applicants for Project Scientist positions at the Assistant, Associate, or full rank. The candidates will perform collaborative research on either biomedical informatics and computational biology in lung cancer or will lead a translational research project in the area of cancer immunotherapy. This position requires a Ph.D. in biomedical informatics, computational biology, systems biology, immunology and/or related fields. Five years of experience in biomedical research is preferred. This is a 12-month position which may be renewed.

General responsibilities:
Develop concepts, identify mechanisms, and perform biomedical informatics and computational biology as it relates to the pathogenesis of lung cancer or develop concepts and lead development of analysis that evaluates the potential pre-clinical efficacy of a novel immunotherapeutic approach, prepare high-impact publications and assist with grant preparation.

Required skills:
• A Ph.D. in biomedical informatics, computational biology and/or systems biology or immunology or related fields
• Documented experience in working with large data sets such as DNA and RNA sequencing
• Documented ability to work in a collaborative environment
• Documented ability to train, advise and supervise research personnel

Specific responsibilities:
• Report directly to the Principal Investigator.
• Carry out analysis related to large data sets.
• Supervise undergraduates, graduate students and new postdoctoral trainees in the laboratory.
• Work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
• Assist with preparation of grant proposals.
• Deliver effective presentations and participate actively in weekly team meetings.
• Prepare manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.
• Communicate effectively with other scientists both at UCLA and other institutions.
• Maintain or organize critical databases.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph.D. in biomedical informatics, computational biology, systems biology, immunology and/or related fields is required.

Preferred qualifications

Five years of experience in biomedical research is preferred.

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)

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

3 required; 2 optional (5 total)

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA