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Project Scientist

Recruitment Period

Open March 8th, 2018 through March 22nd, 2018


UCLA’s Institute for Society and Genetics is seeking to fill an Assistant Project Scientist position. The Project Scientist candidate will perform independent research on the mechanisms of epigenetic regulation in germ cells.

The Project Scientist will also be responsible for training and supervision of lab members, preparation of manuscripts and grant applications, and development of new projects. The Project Scientist position is a 12 month non-Senate position.

Interested candidates should apply on-line by March 29th, 2018 on this site:

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

Specific Responsibilities include:

The design and execution of experimental studies on the epigenetic regulation of germ cell chromatin during development and under stress from environmental exposures. The Project Scientist will also advise and assist if need be other lab personnel in these studies. Research, develop, and execute new projects.

Additional Duties:

• Teach techniques to undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral trainees in the lab;

• Work independently on multiple scientific projects and conceptualize new projects;

• Assist with preparation of grant proposals;

• Prepare manuscripts for publication in scientific journals;

• Communicate with other scientists worldwide;

• Candidate should have 8+ years research experience in one or ideally several of the following fields: germ cell biology, epigenetics and chromatin biology, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology;

• Candidate should have extensive experience in recombinant DNA techniques, PCR, cell culturing techniques, epigenetics, bioinformatics, statistics, and data analysis;

• 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; and

• 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 Institute 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

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