Assistant Project Scientist - CU University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05548
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 role of Type I interferons in neonatal HIV infection.
The Assistant Project Scientist will also be responsible for supervising junior members in the laboratory and coordinating inter-laboratory collaboration projects. The Assistant Project Scientist position is a 12 month non-Senate position.
Interested candidates should apply on-line by June 15, 2020 on this site:
The design and execution of experimental studies on the role of Type I interferons in neonatal HIV infection. Examining new targets for therapeutic approaches to improve the control of HIV and secondary infections. Supervision of junior lab members, and coordination of inter-laboratory collaboration projects. This position requires a Ph.D. in Biology or Biochemistry and a minimum of 8 years experiences working with the human immune system and HIV infection.
Oversee undergraduates, graduate students and other trainees in the laboratory.
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 at least 8 years research experience in immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and virology in an academic setting or equivalent.
Candidate should have prior training and direct experience working with the human immune system and HIV.
Candidate should have extensive experience in recombinant DNA techniques, qRT-PCR, and molecular biology techniques, sterile technique for cell culture with BSL-2+ practices, HIV infection of peripheral blood lymphocytes, ELISA, multi-color flow cytometry, and immunology research.
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.
Oversee the maintenance of the laboratory.
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.
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
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. 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. Benefits: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.