LA BioMed is an independent, not-for-profit research institute with over 110 investigators, 600 scientists, trainees and technicians as well as administrative staff. In the 67 years since its founding, LA BioMed has made seminal contributions to Science and Medicine, including the development of enzyme replacement therapy for lysosomal storage diseases, the modern serum cholesterol test, the creation and implementation of a training system for paramedics. LA BioMed intellectual property has enabled the formation of 10 spin-off companies over the last 9 years. Its ecosystem for innovation occupies 11.5 acres on the Harbor-UCLA campus in Torrance, CA, that includes a newly-established bioscience incubator, and an industrial park for biotechnology is being developed. The scientific infrastructure has been further enhanced with a new research tower, completed in early 2019, which is providing 80,000 sf of new laboratory, office and public space.
LA BioMed is a partner in the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Faculty members hold UCLA academic appointments and can access UCLA core facilities. In addition, there is a CTSI Clinical and Translational Research Center on campus with 24/7 services for conducting clinical studies.
LA BioMed is committed to being at the forefront of translational biomedical research. The current recruitment initiative will enhance its multidisciplinary, trans-sectorial expertise by adding talented investigators who will synergize with its existing vibrant and interactive research groups in Genomics, Metabolic Diseases, Endocrinology, Health Services and Outcomes, Infection and Immunity, Neurotherapeutics, and Respiratory Physiology, and Cancer.
The successful applicant will receive a generous and competitive start-up package, office and wet and/or dry laboratory space, and access to state of the art facilities including animal housing, genomics and bioinformatics, immunophenotyping and cell sorting, microscopy and molecular/cellular imaging, biostatistics, and molecular pathology. Additional institutional support includes the potential for seed funding, grant writing assistance, as well as a pro-active Business Development office that facilitates the commercialization of discoveries.
Successful applicants will be proposed for in-residence academic appointments at the UCLA School of Medicine at the appropriate level.
The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) invites applications from highly accomplished individuals with an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree, at an early career stage with at least three years of postdoctoral training, or as an established mid-career level investigator. Areas of interest include: 1) Genomics of Common Diseases, with an emphasis on cardiometabolic diseases (type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, coronary artery disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity), eye diseases (glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, keratoconus, retinopathy of prematurity), or pharmacogenetics; 2) Therapeutics of Inherited Rare Disorders, with an emphasis on lysosomal storage diseases, skeletal dysplasias, or metabolic bone disease. Applicants whose research encompasses translational research (from basic science to clinical trials/community health) and those bringing novel approaches or cutting-edge technologies to study basic or translational aspects of the Genomics of Common Diseases or Therapeutics of Inherited Rare Disorders are encouraged to apply.
Applications consisting of the following items, which should be sent electronically to Dr. J. Madrenas, Chief Scientific Officer, c/o Ms. Brandi Bass at firstname.lastname@example.org:
A cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (combined into a single .pdf document);
Statement of Future Research Interests (2 pages maximum);
The names and contact information of three individuals who would provide letters of reference.
Review of applications will start on October 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
Internal Number: 19-091
About LA BioMed at Harbor UCLA Medical Center
The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) is an independent non-profit biomedical research organization located in Torrance, California. If you have had your cholesterol tested, gotten a heart scan, been treated by paramedics, had your newborn tested for thyroid deficiency, or undergone surgery to repair an artery, you have benefited from research conducted here at LA BioMed. Our discoveries have prevented blindness in newborns, enabled premature infants with fragile lungs to breathe, and allowed children with hereditary diseases to grow up healthy and strong.