Assistant Project Scientist University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF04824 Recruitment Period Open July 26th, 2019 through Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Assistant Project Scientist
The Assistant Project Scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Guido Eibl will perform independent research to study risk factor-promoted pancreatic cancer development. The focus will be on obesity, inflammation, and chronic pancreatitis. The Assistant Project Scientist will also be responsible for supervising resident fellows, technicians, and undergraduate student researchers, preparing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, and assisting with the preparation of grant proposals. Qualified candidates should have a PhD in related fields (e.g. Molecular Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Nutrition) with strong background in cell biology, molecular biology, animal studies, biochemical assays, and data analysis. The candidate is required to have a minimum of 3 years of experience in cancer research and/or pancreatic diseases. The Assistant Project Scientist position is a 12-month, non-Senate position. We are seeking independent, motivated individual with excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Interested applicants should e-mail their resume to: GEibl@mednet.ucla.edu
Starting Date: October 1, 2019
Specific Responsibilities include: The assigned projects are focused on studying the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), specifically in the context of obesity and chronic inflammation. Specific experimental models include cell culture, organoid culture, and transgenic mice. The principal objective is to understand the complex signaling networks in PDAC development and progression promoted by pancreatic fibro-inflammatory diseases. This involves molecular, biochemical, genetic, and immunohistochemical approaches.
Additional Duties: Supervision of undergraduates, technicians, surgical residents, and new postdoctoral trainees in the lab. Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively. Ability to work independently and collaboratively on scientific projects. Candidate with experience in successful grant application writing is strongly preferred. Preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals. Required to communicate well with other scientists. Candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of research experience in cancer or pancreatic diseases in an academic setting or equivalent. Candidate should have extensive experience in animal experiments. Candidate with experience in primary cell isolation and organoid culture is strongly preferred. The candidate will report directly to the Principal Investigator and will successfully carry out experiments and analyze the data generated with minimal supervision. Ability to handle several projects simultaneously. Ability to help and train various personnel in animal and in vitro studies and make significant contribution to the design and execution of other laboratory member's experiments.
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 & Affirmative Action Policy.
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 & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.