UCLA’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics is seeking to fill an
Assistant Researcher, Step IV position. The Assistant Researcher candidate will perform independent research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy using human and mouse disease models with an emphasis on: 1) characterizing contributions of immune muscle infiltrates and 2) human cell culture models of skeletal and cardiac muscle.
The Assistant Researcher will also be responsible for organizing and maintaining the CDMD cell back and exploring functional models of DMD and assisting trainees with design and interpretation of experiments. The Assistant Researcher, Step IV position is a 12 month non-Senate position.
Interested candidates should apply on-line by February 28, 2017 on this site:
Start date: April 1, 2017 or as soon as mutually agreeable.
Specific Responsibilities include:
The design and execution of DMD mutation specific human cells models for screening muscular dystrophy therapies. The position requires experience with iPSC and differentiation in culture as well as some experience with microdissection using mouse models. The position requires knowledge of immunology and ability to interpret expression data.
- Oversee and train 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 10 years research experience in cell culture models, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology cell biology in an academic setting or equivalent.
- Candidate should have prior training and direct experience working with mouse dissection.
- Candidate should have prior experience in iPSC and other cell based models of cell development and disease.
- Candidate should have extensive experience in recombinant DNA techniques, PCR, animal research and bioinformatics.
- Ability to handle several projects simultaneously.
- Ability to manage human DMD cell back, expanding and banking of primary DMD patient lines, collaborating with other CDMD investigators.
- Candidate should have experience with BSL2+ culture conditions and safety.
- Candidate should be experience producing and infecting cells with viral vectors.
- Candidate should have experience culturing and differentiating stem cells.
- Candidate should have experience interpreting data relating to immune development and activity.
- Expected to make independent intellectual contributions and progress during the appointment.
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.