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Project Scientist - UCLA G.O. Discovery Laboratory

Position overview

Position title: Project Scientist
Salary range: See Table 37B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $71,500-$188,400.

Application Window

Open date: March 23, 2024

Most recent review date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 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: Wednesday, Jul 31, 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 G.O. Discovery Laboratory within the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Cell Research Center, which is closely affiliated with the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Molecular Biology Institute, invites applications for a Project Scientist at the Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist level. This position is under the supervision of Professor Sanaz Memarzadeh, M.D., Ph.D. in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

The G.O. Discovery Lab performs highly innovative and collaborative translational research with the potential to impact direct patient care by providing more effective therapies for women impacted by gynecologic cancers. This position is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated scientist to join a highly energized research team and contribute to research projects funded by federal grants and other sources. For more information regarding the laboratory please visit www.godiscoverylab.com.

The successful candidate will be expected to make significant and creative contributions to the study of epithelial ovarian cancers with a focus on platinum resistant disease. The work will entail research aimed at understanding mechanisms of resistance to standard chemo- and immune therapies in addition to studying tumor cell populations with cancer stem properties. Additionally, the laboratory now has a major focus in the field of immuno-oncology, evaluating multiple innovative cell-based immune therapy approaches in targeting ovarian cancers. Candidates with expertise in pharmacologic assays, drug testing, working with organoids and in vivo models, and immunology are encouraged to apply for this position.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a basic science field to apply. Applicants must also be experienced with molecular biology, cell-based studies, in vitro and vivo assays, microscopy, immunohistochemistry, FACS analysis, pharmacology, virology, and immunology. Experience with small animal surgical procedures is required.

The candidate is expected to work closely with the PI and collaborators on research projects. The candidate is also expected to mentor trainees with the PI in the laboratory, gather and analyze data, prepare presentations, write manuscripts, and help write and prepare grant applications.

The level of appointment will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications. See Table 37B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $71,500-$188,400.

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Interested candidates can apply through the UC Recruit system located at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09292

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. degree or equivalent

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Applicants must also be experience with molecular biology, cell-based studies, in vivo assays, microscopy, immunohistochemistry, FACS analysis, pharmacology, virology, and immunology. Experience with small animal surgical procedures is required.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • 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.

  • 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)

Contact information is only required at this time.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09292

Help contact: fearley@mednet.ucla.edu

About UCLA

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA