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Assistant Project Scientist - JZ

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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 have at least 3 years of postdoc experience and will perform independent research to study HIV persistence and cure of humanized mice.

The Assistant Project Scientist will also be responsible for independent research on humanized mouse modeling of HIV reservoir formation during antiretroviral therapy, the process underlying rebound of virus once therapy is removed, and cell-based therapeutic approaches to minimize or eliminate this viral rebound. The Assistant Project Scientist position is a 12 month non-Senate position.

Interested candidates should apply on-line by January 5, 2018 on this site:

Start date: February 1, 2018 or as soon as mutually agreeable.

Specific Responsibilities include:

This position requires a strong background in mouse models and previous experience in HIV research is highly desired, but outstanding candidates with other relevant virology or immunology expertise will be considered. This position requires animal work and proper training.

Additional Duties:

• Candidate must have Ph.D., MD, or MD/PhD in Biology, Virology, Immunology or related field.

• Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively.

• Ability to work independently on scientific projects.

• Required to work with live HIV and humanized mice.

• Preferred strong research experience in mouse models.

• Ability to work independently and in a group and/or collaborative environment.

• Effective oral and written communications skills, self-motivated.

• Candidate should have a minimum of 3 years research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and genomics in an academic setting or equivalent.

• Candidate should have prior training and direct experience working with humanized mice.

• 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.

• 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 (Optional)

  • 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)