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Assistant Project Scientist - YX

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UCLA’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics is seeking to fill an Assistant Project Scientist position. The Assistant Project Scientist candidate will perform independent research on molecular and genomic aspect of RNA transcriptional and posttranscriptional regulation.

The Assistant Project Scientist position is a 12 month non-Senate position.

Interested candidates should apply at this site:

Specific Responsibilities include:

The design and execution of experimental studies on the transcriptional and posttranscriptional gene regulation in the mammalian system.

Additional Duties: (please edit as needed, these are just examples that have been used)

• Oversee undergraduates, graduate students, staff research assistants and new postdoctoral trainees in the lab.

• Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively.

• Ability to work independently on scientific projects.

• Assist with preparation of grant proposals.

• Preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.

• Required to communicate well with other scientists worldwide.

• Candidate should have PhD degree and a minimum of 5 years research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and genomics in an academic setting or equivalent.

• Candidate should have extensive experience in recombinant DNA techniques, PCR and cell culturing techniques. Experience in next-gen sequencing technologies is preferred, but not required.

• The candidate will report directly to the Principal Investigator and will successfully carry out experiments and analyze the data generated with minimal to no supervision.

• Ability to handle several projects simultaneously.

• The candidate will be required to complete all appropriate safety training as mandated by the campus’s Environmental Health & Safety Office

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 and Affirmative Action Policy.

University policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable State and Federal laws.

The Department is Particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students or The (School) at UCLA is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff and student body as it responds to the changing population and education needs of California and the nation.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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