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 the mechanisms that regulate the host innate immune response to viral infections and investigate how these responses contribute to antiviral immunity, autoimmunity, inflammation, and cell death.
The Assistant Project Scientist will also be responsible for developing new, independent projects and research directions as well as writing and submitting competitive grant applications. The Assistant Project Scientist position is a 12 month non-Senate position.
Interested candidates should apply on-line on this site:
The independent design and execution of experimental studies that will uncover the mechanism(s) by which innate STING signaling is regulated by the non-canonical NF-kB pathway upon Herpes and Zika virus infections and potential contributions toward autoimmune disorders. This position requires expertise in antiviral, inflammatory, and cell death signal transduction pathways with background on the regulatory roles of post-translational modifications including ubiquitination and sumolylation. Prior training in animal, bacterial, and viral work is also required.
Oversee undergraduates, graduate students 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 8 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 mouse breeding.
Candidate should have extensive experience in recombinant DNA techniques, qPCR, cell culturing techniques, quantitative proteomics, animal research and bioinformatics, western blotting, immunoassays, and CRISPR technologies.
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
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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.
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