Project Scientist University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05087 Recruitment Period Open date: October 28th, 2019 Next review date: Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Project Scientist in the Krakow Laboratory will perform independent research in the area of musculoskeletal biology, particularly in the area of genetics. This individual will also participate in the supervision of undergraduate, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, as well as preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals. This position requires a Ph.D. in Human Genetics, Molecular Biology or similar credential. The individual should be at least two years from their terminal degree. The Project Scientist I position is a 12-month non-Senate position.
Starting Date: January 6, 2020 Responsibilities include: The position is will be to help direct the laboratory. The projects presently in the laboratory are focused on discovering the mechanisms involved in understanding disorders that affect the musculoskeletal systems. The laboratory uses gene discovery in human disorders to then model the findings in cell and animal-based models, particularly in the mouse.
Responsibilities of this position include laboratory study design, laboratory bench skills, basic informatic approaches, management of mouse colonies, imaging techniques (for example confocal microscopy) and literature review and manuscript/grant preparation. Additional desired skills include previous experience in working with musculoskeletal tissues.
Additional Duties: Supervision of 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; Preparation of grant proposals; Preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals; Required to communicate well with other scientists worldwide; Candidate should have at least two years post terminal degree (Ph.D.) research experience in an academic setting or equivalent; Candidate should have extensive experience in musculoskeletal tissues; 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 genetic and molecular biology approaches and contributing to the design and execution of other laboratory members' experiments.
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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 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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