UCLA’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics (MIMG) is seeking to fill an Assistant Researcher position. The Assistant Researcher will perform independent research in bioinformatics data analysis and computational modeling as related to immune-related clinical, animal model, and basic science studies. The Assistant Researcher may function as Co-Investigator or Principal Investigator on intra-mural or extra-mural grants and as mentor for staff, postdoctoral or student researchers.
The Assistant Researcher position is a 12 month non-Senate position.
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine faculty are undertaking several large systems biology and genomics studies involving cohorts of patients and mouse models of immune related diseases; these represent a fertile ecosystem for collaborative studies involving data analysis, data driven modeling, and knowledge –based mechanistic models. Aside from the MIMG department, the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QCBio) and the QCB Collaboratory (http://qcb.ucla.edu) provide intellectual and administrative support.
Specific responsibilities and required qualifications:
• Lead the bioinformatics and data analysis research of current collaborative projects involving Professors from the Departments of MIMG, Pathology, Biostatistics.
• Summarize and Present findings for in person or phone/skype discussions
• Interface with other NIH-funded project consortia
• Lead or assist in the development of manuscripts
• Lead or assist in the development of additional extra-mural funding
Competitive applicants will have PhD degree in a bioscience discipline, and a minimum of 3 years’ of research experience in computational biology or bioinformatics. Rank and salary will be commensurate with expertise and prior experience.
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 diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students. It 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.
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